Near-peer mentorship is very important to me, and I hope students and early-career individuals in the STEMM fields can find these resource suggestions useful. Many of the links here are geared towards neuroscience and psychology folks.

P.S. Scroll all the way down to see a list of titles on my Goodreads “bookshelf” right now!

Neuroscience learning resources:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion:

P.S. Please note that I am affiliated with some of the organizations/platforms listed above. However, I do not receive any monetary benefits from their inclusion here. I am not responsible for the content produced by these external parties.

Currently Reading:

Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside
The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance
Brain Food: The Surprising Science of Eating for Cognitive Power
The Brain that Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science
Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety
Coming to Our Senses: A Boy Who Learned to See, a Girl Who Learned to Hear, and How We All Discover the World
The First Cell: And the Human Costs of Pursuing Cancer to the Last
Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling Up to Biotech's Brave New Beasts
The Great Indian Novel
Idiot Brain: What Your Head Is Really Up To
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
Intern: A Doctor's Initiation
Long Walk to Freedom
The Lost Art of Dying: Reviving Forgotten Wisdom
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain

Previously Read:

Chinmayi’s Read Books

The Aeneid
Animal Farm / 1984
Augustine: Conversions to Confessions
Biotechnology Unzipped: Promises and Realities
Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
A Case of Culture: How Cultural Brokers Bridge Divides in Healthcare
A Clash of Kings
The Complete Essays
Crime and Punishment
The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
The Decameron
Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery
Don Quixote
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
Fahrenheit 451

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