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Learn something new. Did you know the human brain weighs three pounds?

Thinking, Fast and Slow

By: Daniel Kahneman
Narrated by: Patrick Egan
Length: 20 hours

The guru to the gurus at last shares his knowledge with the rest of us. Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman's seminal studies in behavioral psychology, behavioral economics, and happiness studies have influenced numerous other authors, including Steven Pinker and Malcolm Gladwell. In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman at last offers his own, first... Read more

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Brain Rules (Updated and Expanded)

12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

By: John Medina
Narrated by: John Medina
Length: 8 hours

Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best. How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so... Read more

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Moonwalking with Einstein

The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

By: Joshua Foer
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 9 hours 30 minutes

The blockbuster phenomenon that charts an amazing journey of the mind while revolutionizing our concept of memory

“Highly entertaining.” —Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

“Funny, curious, erudite, and full of useful details about ancient techniques of training memory.” —The Boston Globe

An instant bestseller that has now become a classic, Moonwalking... Read more

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The Shallows

What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

By: Nicholas Carr
Narrated by: Richard Powers
Length: 10 hours 5 minutes

“Is Google making us stupid?” When Nicholas Carr posed that question in an Atlantic Monthly cover story, he tapped into a well of anxiety about how the Internet is changing us. He also crystallized one of the most important debates of our time: as we enjoy the Internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply?Now, Carr... Read more

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Blink

The Power of Thinking Without Thinking

By: Malcolm Gladwell
Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
Length: 7 hours 44 minutes

From the #1 bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, the landmark book that has revolutionized the way we understand leadership and decision making. In his breakthrough bestseller The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell redefined how we understand the world around us. Now, in Blink, he revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. Blink is a... Read more

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Outliers

The Story of Success

By: Malcolm Gladwell
Narrated by: Malcolm Gladwell
Length: 7 hours 18 minutes

From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, learn what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatlesin this seminal work from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review).

In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"—the best and the brightest, the most famous... Read more

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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

By: Sam Kean
Narrated by: Henry Leyva
Length: 12 hours 36 minutes

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.

Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike -- strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, horrendous accidents -- and see how victims coped. In many cases their survival was... Read more

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The Predictably Irrational

By: Dan Ariely
Narrated by: Simon Jones
Length: 7 hours 23 minutes

The groundbreaking bestseller from iconic behavioral psychologist Dan Ariely, now the inspiration for the Fall 2023 NBC show The Irrational“A marvelous book that is both thought provoking and highly entertaining, ranging from the power of placebos to the pleasures of Pepsi. Ariely unmasks the subtle but powerful tricks that our minds play on us,... Read more

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Think Like a Freak

The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

By: Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
Length: 7 hours 5 minutes

The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their... Read more

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On the Move

A Life

By: Oliver Sacks
Narrated by: Dan Woren
Length: 11 hours 52 minutes

When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his... Read more

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