Science is powerful not because it is true, science is true because it is powerful!
If you are interested in beginning a journey in neuroscience that has historical significance, I recommend this book and other works by these authors.
One can feel that the authors were trying to be as didactic, complete and comprehensible as possible without over simplifying.
The Tree of Knowledge,
The Biological Roots of Human Understanding
This is one of the seminal books that I have studied. Read more
I almost gave the book four stars because it is so deep that my brain couldn't take it all in, but that's my shortcoming, not the authors'. Read morePublished 8 months ago by William A. Frey
When you can't even understand the reviews of the book, you realise something is wrong. OK, maybe I'm missing something, but I was hoping to learn something about human perception. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Well-meaning
Maturana and Varela's book is very well-done, and is well-worth purchasing. The layout is unique, the illustrations are in fact illustrative, and there are insights on every page. Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Spivak
This book completely turned upside down my understanding of language and its importance for how humans operate, social structures, a highly unusual explanation of the "self" (ego),... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Ernest Stambouly
I read "The Tree of Knowledge," in 1987. It started my journey as a scientist and explorer. Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead became aware of Dr. Maturana long ago. Read morePublished on December 25, 2012 by Robert E. Gold
This book brings forth some absolutely radical ideas in the world of biology which need to be explored. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by Ryan
In my view, this book is a classic. It works with the reader's thinking to produce a new interpretation, a more effective one, each time you go through it. Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Amazon Customer
This text provides insight into the fundamental biology that guides how we think and learn. The information is presented in a readable manner.Published on December 15, 2009 by Joanne Rusch