The Grieving Brain

By Mary-Frances O'Connor,

Book cover of The Grieving Brain: The Surprising Science of How We Learn from Love and Loss

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NPR SciFri Book Club Pick

Next Big Idea Club's "Top 21 Psychology Books of 2022"

Behavioral Scientist Notable Books of 2022

A renowned grief expert and neuroscientist shares groundbreaking discoveries about what happens in our brain when we grieve, providing a new paradigm for understanding love, loss, and learning.


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1 author picked The Grieving Brain as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I have spent the last 24 years living with grief personally over my son Harry and professionally investigating the grief of others, and no other book has explained to me so well how we survive grief and why it takes so long to adapt to it.

This book caused so many light bulb moments! My biggest takeaway is that it takes a lifetime for our brains to map the people in our lives and many weeks, months, and years to remap when someone dies or leaves us.

To have that scientifically proven is a gift for anyone living with grief;…

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