"The book shines in presenting a thorough and illuminating analysis of neuroscience methods, past and present. Taylor's explanation is thoughtful, engaging and provides readers with a valuable understanding of what different approaches can offer to both science and society as a whole." - New Scientist
"Well-written and thought-provoking, this book will help scientifically literate readers understand the science behind a potentially unsettling future." - Library Journal
"[Taylor] crafts an elegant guidebook on current technologies and methods for studying the brain... This comprehensive guide to the powers and limitations of neuroscience has much to offer." - Scientific American MIND
About the Author
Kathleen Taylor is a freelance writer as well as a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford. In 2002 she won two writing competitions run by the Times Higher Education Supplement, one for science writing and one for an essay in the humanities/social sciences. Her books include Brainwashing: The Science of Thought Control (longlisted for an Aventis Prize and translated into eight languages) and Cruelty: Human Evil and the Human Brain.