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Carter and her scientific editor, neuropsychologist Christopher Frith, cover the state of the mind in a reasonably accurate, accessible way. They emphasize topics that are likely to be of some practical interest--such as Alzheimer's or attention deficit disorder--but not so much as to give a distorted picture of the field.
Perhaps the most interesting parts of the book are the sidebars written by a variety of leading names in mind-brain science. Roger Penrose writes on computer minds, Francis Crick on consciousness, Steven Rose on memory, John Maynard Smith on social evolution, William Calvin on mosaic minds, Kay Redfield Jamison on creativity and bipolar disorders, and more. It's a stellar assortment, more than worth the price of admission--and there's a map of the mind on the cover, in case you misplace yours. --Mary Ellen Curtin
This book opens up a series of new streams of analysis for me. Over the last 1 month, I have become keenly interested in wanting to know how the human mind works. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Malli
This is an amzaing book for any one interested in the brain. The writing is excellent and very readable.Published 4 months ago by bill martin
Great review of neurophysiology, of interest also to non-medical people and to everybody interested in how the brain works. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Fulvio Lonardo
Too basic, leaves a lot out. Only good if you want an intro into psychology.Published 9 months ago by Hudson May
My vision is good enough, but font is TOO small.
I'd love to read this book, but it's too hard to read such a small font, and there is no way to make it bigger
Interesting tid-bits of information that tie together to weave a powerful tale of the Brain. Rita Carter is a a wonderful synthesizer of anecdote and research.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer