Think (and read) about it: A reading list for your brain


Summertime at CBC Radio means provocative new shows. One of the shows premiering this summer is Think About It, which is a user's guide to the brain. Host Roberta Walker will take listeners on a journey through the wonders of the brain to find out how it guides us, how it foils us, how it makes us who we are. But there's a bookish twist! Each week, Think About It will host the Brainiac Book Club, building a must-read list on the brain, with a new book each week.

We decided to get this list started with five brainy reads for book lovers. Check out our picks below!

Think About It airs on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. all summer long. We hope you tune in!

Brainiac Book Club Week #1: The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness by Alvaro Fernandez

Brainiac Book Club Week #2: Neurogastronomy by Gordon M. Shepherd

Brainiac Book Club Week #3: This is Your Brain on Music by David Levitin

Brainiac Book Club Week #4: The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson and Sharon Begley

Brainiac Book Club Week #5: Your Brain is (Almost) Perfect: How We Make Decisions by Read Montague

Brainiac Book Club Week #6: Your Brain on Nature by Alan Logan and Eva Selhub

Want to win a set of Brainiac Book Club books? We're giving away three great prize packs, consisting of assorted book titles that appear on Think About It combined with CBC Books swag. To enter, simply email us about where you'll be listening to CBC Radio this summer to before Sunday, September 1, at 11:59 p.m. ET. CBC contest rules apply.