BOOK SUMMARY ASSIGNMENTS


Reserve policies prevent me putting these books on reserve. They are available in the library, at local or online bookstores, and I have one copy of each. Please note that, since we have four people summarizing each book, you will need to plan ahead with your fellow-summarizers to arrange who has the book and who gets it when.

As you can see, I've assigned books arbitrarily. If you can arrange to swap assignments with someone, that's ok with me--but please let me know well ahead of the due date.

Book Summaries Due February 25.

Ratey, John J. User's Guide to the Brain: Personality, Behavior, and the Four Theaters of the Brain. New York: Pantheon, 2001.
Amber Avalos Berger DiSalvo

Edelman, Gerald M. Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: On the Matter of the Mind. New York: BasicBooks, 1992.
Evans Fessell Gardner Goggin

Glynn, Ian. An Anatomy of Thought: The Origin and Machinery of the Mind. New York: Oxford UP, 1999.
Lieberman Marathe Reynolds Rusch

Sapolsky, Robert M. Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: An Updated Guide to Stress, Stress-related Diseases, and Coping. New York and San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1998.
Stephan Stoddard Swartz Tartamella

Damasio, Antonio R. Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain. New York: Grosset/Putnam, 1994.
Teman Vermess Weiner Williams




Book Summaries Due April 8

Ledoux, Joseph. The Emotional Brain: The Mysterious Underpinnings of Emotional Life. New York: Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 1998.
Amber Avalos Berger DiSalvo

Pinker, Steven. How the Mind Works. New York: Norton, 1999.

Evans Fessell Gardner Goggin

Dissanayake, Ellen. Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why. Seattle: U of Washington P, 1995.
Lieberman Marathe Reynolds Rusch

Damasio, Antonio R. The Feeling of What Happens: Body and Emotion in the Making of Consciousness. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Stephan Stoddard Swartz Tartamella

Turner, Mark. Reading Minds: The Study of English in the Age of Cognitive Science. Princeton: Princeton U P, 1991.
Teman Vermess Weiner Williams