• Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak: A children’s book all about neuroplasticity. Ages 4 and up.
  • See Inside Your Head by Alex Frith and Colin King: An Usborne Flap Book all about the brain. Ages 4 and up.
  • The Brain: Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins: A science comic book to learn more about the brain. Ages 8 and up.
  • How Your Brain Works by Greg Gage and Tim Marzullo Ages 12 and up.
  • Brains Explained by Alison Caldwell and Micah Caldwell. A book about how the brain works and why it works that way.  Ages 12 and up.
  • The Molecule of More by Daniel Lieberman, MD and Michael Long. A book about dopamine and how it drives human behavior. Ages 16 and up.
  • Altered Traits: Science Reveals How Meditations Changes Your Mind, Brain and Body by Daniel Golemand and Richard Davidson. Ages 16 and up.
  • The XX Brain: The Groundbreaking Science Empowering Women to Maximize Cognitive Health and Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease by Lisa Mosconi, PhD. Ages 16 and up.
  • The Women’s Brain: The Neuroscience of Health, Hormones and Happiness by Sarah McKay, PhD. Ages 16 and up.
  • Why We Sleep. Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD. Ages 16 and up.
  • The Brain Health Kitchen: Preventing Alzheimer’s Through Food by Annie Fenn, MD. Brain healthy recipes to teach you about how to nourish your brain. Ages 16 and up.
  • Change Your Brain Everyday: 366 Simple Daily Practices to Strengthen Your Mind, Memory, Moods, Focus, Energy, Habits, and Relationships by Daniel Amen, MD. Ages 16 and up.

Neuroscience focused podcasts

  • Curious Neuron is an online educational resource for parents and caregivers founded by neuroscientist Dr. Cindy Hovington, PhD. Parenting resources including blog articles, parenting courses and podcasts with parenting experts is available on
  • Huberman Lab podcast is an educational neuroscience podcast hosted by Stanford professor Dr. Andrew Huberman, PhD.
  • Dr. Ben Rein, PhD is a neuroscientist explaining new and exciting research about the brain on TikTok, Twitter and Instagram @doctor.brein


  • Brain Reach North is an online science-education resource developed and run by neuroscience graduate students at McGill University, Université de Montréal, Concordia and UQAM in Montreal, Quebec. Interactive, neuroscience-based learning materials for teachers and students are available.
  • Canadian Association for Neuroscience (CAN). Learn more about neuroscience research happening in Canada
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN). Learn more about the largest neuroscience society in the world
  • @ Neuroscientifically Challenged: 2-Minute Neuroscience videos will help you learn the basics of neuroscience in short, easy-to-understand YouTube videos.
  • @ Neuro Transmissions: Neuroscientist Alie and therapist Micah explain the brain in easy to understand YouTube videos.
  • @ NeurolingoMTL is a neuroscience outreach initiative founded and managed by graduate students at McGill's Integrated Program in Neuroscience. They publish talks from conferences where graduate students in Montreal present their research in an engaging and informative way. All videos are available on YouTube.

University level books

  • Principles of Neural Science 6th edition, by Eric Kandel, John Koester, Sarah Mack, and Steven Siegelbaum.
  • Principles of Neurobiology 2nd edition by Liqun Luo.