Mind Hacks is a collection of probes into the moment-by-moment workings of our brain with a view to understanding ourselves a little better and learning a little more, in a very real sense, about what makes us tick. It’s by Tom Stafford and Matt Webb, and published by O’Reilly.
→ Visit O’Reilly’s Mind Hacks catalog page for a longer description, sample hacks, the table of contents and a full index.
On mindhacksblog.wordpress.com you’ll find a blog where Tom and Matt (and guest authors) post extra demos and commentary on how to look inside your brain using neuroscience and psychology.
The book itself has pointers to many places on the Web. To save you typing them in, here are all the book links on one page. If a link is dead, we’ll give a replacement there too.
If you like the book or this site, there are more links to other sites you’ll enjoy.
Want to know what other people think? Here are some of the reviews Mind Hacks has had.
The authors have compiled a fascinating “collection of probes into the moment-by-moment works of the brain” … Mind Hacks allows you to test the theories of neuroscience on your own grey matter. If you’ve always wanted to get closer to your cerebellum but never plucked up the courage to take that DIY neurosurgery course, this is the book for you. — The Guardian
A wonderful annotated bibliography, with a light touch and hackish humour that inspires further reading. — New Scientist
totally overflowing with examples and simple exercises … “Mind Hacks” is helpfully structured to take you just as deep as you want to go. — Bookzen
Mind Hacks is a rewarding mind trip, one that stretches the boundaries of what we know about how the brain works and playfully presents that information in an engaging, thought-provoking way. — Blogcritics