"At the top of my recommended list for anyone looking for an accessible introduction to contemporary brain and cognitive sciences" -- Trends in Neuroscience, Vol. 23, 2000
From the Back Cover
From the pre-publication reviews:
"This book is an unusual blend of material on the biology of mind: not just neuroscience, or just evolution or just philosophy of mind, etc., but rather a balanced mix, a relatively quick and easy way to become oriented...this is just the kind of initial entry point someone outside the field will find useful. I know of nothing that is like this."
—Stephen M. Kosslyn, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
"This is a broad-ranging and quite successful attempt to provide a coherent and sprightly view of mind and consciousness. The text is an entertaining as well as information-packed introduction to the 'inner world,' energizing the enormous appeal the study of the mind/brain has for so many—those who simply want to know themselves (the goal that made psychology for many years the largest undergraduate major), as well as the prospective basic neuroscientist."
—George Adelman, Editor, Encyclopedia of Neuroscience