References and resources are listed by module as well as in General Resources.
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
How sleep can heal our brains https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/healing-sleep/
Sleep drives metabolite clearance from the adult brain http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/
Neurons are pruned during sleep https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/02/science/sleep-memory-brain-forgetting.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170204&nlid=65920631&tntemail0=y
Deep sleep and learning http://neurosciencenews.com/sleep-learning-efficiency-6741/
How sleep clears the brain https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/how-sleep-clears-brain
Trash removal during deep sleep http://sciencemission.com/site/index.php?page=news&type=view&id=health-science%2Ftrash-removal-during
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 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4991054/
The Positive and Negative Effects of Video Games http://www.raisesmartkid.com/3-to-6-years-old/4-articles/34-the-good-and-bad-effects-of-video-games
Personality, Humor Styles and Happiness: Happy People Have Positive Humor Styles http://ejop.psychopen.eu/article/view/1160/html
Sense of Humor, Stable Affect, and Psychological Well-Being http://ejop.psychopen.eu/article/view/746/html
Examining the Energizing Effects of Humor: The Influence of Humor on Persistence Behavior http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10869-014-9396-z
The Neurology of Humour http://www.acnr.co.uk/2014/02/the-neurology-of-humour/
The Prefrontal Cortex
Arnsten, Amy. “The Mental Sketchpad: Why Thinking has Limits.” NeuroLeadership Summit Lecture, 2008
Creative Minds: making sense of stress on the brain https://directorsblog.nih.gov/2014/03/18/creative-minds-making-sense-of-stress-and-the-brain/
Rock, David. “SCARF: a brain-based model for collaborating with and influencing others,”NeuroLeadership Journal, Issue One 2008 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2907136/
Impact of our stress on others
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.
Neuroscience and the Link Between Inspirational Leadership and Resonant Relationships https://iveybusinessjournal.com/publication/neuroscience-and-the-link-between-inspirational-leadership-and-resonant-relationships-2/
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