Power Versus Force, David Hawkins – The original research on levels of consciousness. A must read.
Mindsight, Daniel Siegel — True stories of real profound changes and healing. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.
The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy, Louis Cozolino — in my opinion, probably the best book for coaches out there, although he focuses on therapists.
Coaching with the Brain in Mind, David Rock and Linda Page — I use this for reference. It’s very detailed and complex and perhaps not an easy cover to cover read, but I find it very helpful for looking things up.
Incognito, David Eagleman — also an easy to read book, lots of true stories about how we know what we know.
Your Brain at Work, David Rock — good for leaders, very business focused.
The Buddha’s Brain, Rick Hanson with Richard Mendius — a great introductory book on the brain that weaves in mindfulness and Buddhist wisdom and includes practical tools for personal development.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Gabor Mate — fabulous work on the neuroscience of addiction.
Integration, Betz and Kimsey-House – comprehensive overview of the importance of integration, and the neuroscience of the Co-Active coaching model.
Recker, Gary; Peacock, Edward; Wong, Paul. “Meaning and Purpose in Life and Well- Being.” Oxford: Journal of Gerontology, Volume 42, Issue 1, 1985
The Brain that Changes Itself, Norman Doidge — wonderful true stories of “neuroplasticity” and astonishing ways the brain can find new ways to do things.
The Art of Changing the Brain, James Zull — this may be the best book on learning and the brain for educators.
Brain Plasticity and Behavior, https://www.psychologicalscience.org/journals/cd/12_1/Kolb.cfm
The Five Keys
Healthy Heart equals Healthy Brain – Journal of the American Heart Association http://newsroom.heart.org/news/healthy-heart-equals-healthy-brain
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/sleep-memory-brain-forgetting.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170204&nlid=65920631&tntemail0=y Neurons are pruned during sleep.
http://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-learning-efficiency-6741/ Deep sleep and learning.
How sleep clears the brain. https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/how-sleep-clears-brain
Why Doing Squats Might be Good for your Brain http://news.health.com/2015/11/11/strong-legs-linked-to-strong-mind
Different Types of Exercise Affect Different Parts of Your Brain http://consciouslifenews.com/new-finding-different-types-exercise-affect-different-parts-brain/11121031/
Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/13/215
Great overall video on the gut-brain connection — The Broken Brain
Focus and Attention
Meditation and Neuroplasticity: Using Mindfulness to Change the Brain https://goo.gl/yl6YAG
Humour, Neuroplasticity and the Power to Change Your Mind: http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2010/10/20/humor-neuroplasticity-and-the-power-to-change-your-mind/
Three Decades Investigating Humor and Laughter: An Interview With Professor Rod Martin
The Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games
Personality, Humor Styles and Happiness: Happy People Have Positive Humor Styles
Sense of Humor, Stable Affect, and Psychological Well-Being
Examining the Energizing Effects of Humor: The Influence of Humor on Persistence Behavior
The Neurology of Humour
The Prefrontal Cortex
Arnsten, Amy. “The Mental Sketchpad: Why Thinking has Limits.” NeuroLeadership Summit Lecture, 2008
Rock, David. “SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others,”NeuroLeadership Journal, Issue One 2008
Impact of our stress on others
Naming the Emotion
Controlling the Environment
Values and Purpose
Reframing or Reappraisal
Luders, Eileen; Clark, Kristi; Narr, Katherine; Toga, Arthur. “Enhanced Brain Connectivity in Long-term Meditation Practitioners.” NeuroImage, 2011
The Right and Left Hemisphere
My Stroke of Insight, Jill Bolte Taylor — a wonderful book about right brain/left brain, written by a neuroscientist who had a stroke. Also TED talk: http://www.ted.com/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html
The Master and His Emissary, Iain McGilchrist — amazing, powerful work on the right and left brain. The RSA video is also fantastic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI)
Attention and the Hemispheres, Iain McGilchrist — https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-skeptical-brain/201012/attention-and-the-hemispheres
Bloom and Hynd. “The Role of the Corpus Callosum in Interhemispheric Transfer of Information: Excitation or Inhibition?” Neuropsychology Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2005
Holt, Jim. “Of Two Minds.” New York Times, May 2005
“Right Left Right Wrong,” Luke Mastin — a rigorous look at right and left handedness and brain research.
The Default Mode Network and Task Positive Network
Cuddy, Amy. “Your body language shapes who you are.” TEDGlobal, June 2012
Porges, Stephen, The Polyvagal Theory: Neurophysiological Foundations of Emotions, Attachment, Communication, and Self-regulation (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology), 2011
The Human Intuition System
Bradley; McCraty; Tomasino. “The Resonant Heart.” Institute of HeartMath, 2005
Wounds and Healing Fields
The Collective Consciousness
Lieberman, Matthew. Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect. Crown, 2013