"A thorough, lively, and highly readable survey of consciousness studies
this is just what students should be reading." -- Journal of Consciousness Studies, Vol 7, No. 10, 2000
"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
The Biology of Mind
is an engaging, multi-disciplinary tour of some of the most exciting areas in comtemporary brain and cognitive science. Appropriate for a wide range of students and general readers, this text considers the evolution of mind and the transition from primate to early hominid to modern intelligence. It also surveys contemporary studies of brain structure and mechanisms that underlie perception, emotions, language, memory, and learning. this new book provides an essential guide to understanding the origins of the human brain and the mysteries of mind and consciousness.
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