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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Epigenetics Revolution
The Selfish Gene
Yuval Noah Harari
This Is Going to Hurt
When Breath Becomes Air
Do no harm
The British Medical Journal
School login available on the firefly library page (click to view!)
Medical journal (some articles require a subscription but many are available for free)
Collection of journals, some require subscriptions but there are free articles
edx has really good courses e.g Harvard Fundamentals of Neuroscience is good for A-Level students who want to learn Y2 course content in advance
Human behavioural biology
Lecture series from Stanford University. In each session, you are able to develop your understanding of how and why humans behave in the way they do, learning about fascinating examples that are relevant to daily life. For example, one of the topics discussed is whether a person’s genetic makeup can influence their religious and political views.
Really interesting podcast covering a wide range of topics
The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat
Gives an insight into incredibly interesting neurological cases encountered in clinical practice. Each story teaches you about various mechanisms you may learn about at the university level and their neurobiological manifestations.
Human Errors by Nathan H. Lents
A really great book that explores the evolutionary flaws in humans. Most biological books explain how evolved human anatomy is but this book shows why humans still have so many pointless bones, why we are susceptible to vitamin deficiencies and how our bodies are not entirely equipped for childbirth. This book is accessible for anyone to read and enjoy.
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