Books, magazines, pamphlets, catalogs, and podcasts

Things you can read to learn more strokes, the brain, and your recovery

  • Stroke for Dummies  (silly title, good content):

  • Living with Stroke: A Guide for Families (recommended):

  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey (an idiosyncratic, personal story):

  • The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (readable and fascinating, about how the brain can recover from stokes -- and much more):

  • The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force (same topic as above, but a lot drier):

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (the classic about the brain foibles):

  • Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind (more medical tales about the brain; very interesting):

Magazines and Catalogs