“Forty-eight brief and provocative chapters provide much to consider. Is it too much to call this latest book magisterial?
“The premise that cognition and consciousness are traits that arise not solely from the brain but also involve the body, or soma (as in the common word ‘somatic’), is not new.”
“The chapters on spite and freedom, politics and what is sacred to us are an insightful, relevant, and welcome commentary on what to make of our current hate-filled political climate.”
“Churchland’s take on conscience is likely messier than most of us will find comfort in, yearning as we do for moral clarity and certainty in order to make our decisions easier and put our
“Reality isn’t what it appears to be. Our perception of reality is a construction of the brain, and science is achieving what decades ago seemed impossible.”
“We didn’t emerge as a species sitting around. Minds are situated in a brain and the physical body of which it is a part.”
“What a weak barrier is truth when it stands in the way of a hypothesis!”—Mary Wollstonecraft
“Sacks is a humanist author, one who has an amazing capacity to inspire awe and reawaken the reader to the beauty of the smallest and often most unforgotten, disenfranchised aspects of life
"Epilepsy, in particular, is all too often odder than the folklore that surrounds it."
Why We Dream takes the reader on a tour of Western dream history and modern Western interpretation.
An authoritative tour of the brain. Groundbreaking research into how the brain processes information.
“It is startling to realize that some of our most cherished memories may never have happened.”
“if you are looking for a book that describes the brain’s role in how we create perspective(s) and interact in the world, including some aspects of mental health and mental
While members of the US military may be the most visible of those with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)—with over 235,000 service members diagnosed with a TBI from 2000–2011—they are but one group impa
“We neglect our bodies because we underestimate their intelligence . . .”