Ten books to help people understand the human body and its complexity

Books about the body

Here is a curated selection of books exploring the relationship between the mind and the body.

  1. A Guide to Better Movement: The Science and Practice of Moving With More Skill And Less Pain. Todd R. Hargrove

  2. Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Robert M. Sapolsky

  3. Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance. Alex Hutchinson

  4. Neurocomic: A Comic About the Brain. Hana Ros

  5. The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. Norman Doidge

  6. The Secret Language of Anatomy: An Illustrated Guide to the Origins of Anatomical Terms. Cecilia Brassett

  7. The Senses. Matteo Farinella

  8. The Strange Order of Things: Life, Feeling, and the Making of Culture. Antonio Damasio

  9. The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease. Daniel Lieberman

  10. The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos. Leonard Mlodinow