Good list of books for Ted 2015.
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, by David Eagleman. The neuroscientist takes us into the far reaches of the subconscious brain.
Virtually Human: The Promise—and the Peril—of Digital Immortality, by Martine Rothblatt. A fascinating examination of the ethical issues related to digital lifeforms.
Ties That Bind: Stories of Love and Gratitude from the First Ten Years of StoryCorps, by Dave Isay. A compilation from the founder of the oral history project StoryCorps, who happens to be our 2015 TED Prize winner. It curates stories from the project that capture the depth and beauty of human relationships.
NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity, by Steve Silberman. In his forthcoming book, Silberman presents findings from early autism research that will require a complete rethinking of the history of autism.
Struck by Genius: How a Brain Injury Made Me a Mathematical Marvel, by Jason Padgett. Ever since a violent mugging, Padgett has seen the world in a completely new way. In this book, he explains how his brain injury gave him an unusual perspective.
Automotive Lighting and Human Vision, by Donald D. Hoffman et al. A textbook survey of the fundamentals of visual perception.