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Read Montague is probably a very intelligent man, but he is not a very good writer.
I still would recommend this book to anyone who asks because it was a quick read and does give a nice overview of what is currently known and what is being worked on.
Overall it used language I could understand, and made great connections between the anatomy of the brain and the structure of the mind.
I picked this up because I liked the book flap, which led me to believe it would be similar to Freakomomics -- an attempt to make some interesting concepts accessible to a lay... Read morePublished on July 20, 2008 by R. Gale
Montague makes connections in this book that I have not read elsewhere. He postulates that the drive to conserve energy -- to be efficient -- is what drives all living things. Read morePublished on February 16, 2008 by Carolyn Thornlow
Read Montague is a G.D. brain science genius! If I were on "Who wants to be a Millionaire?" he'd be my life line! Come on! Read morePublished on January 9, 2008 by S. Hill
I found the book to be interesting, presenting many ideas about cognitive function that seem novel and even new. Read morePublished on August 7, 2007 by Andrew Ledvina
I really enjoyed this book, because I am interested in the brain and why we make decisions. Overall it used language I could understand, and made great connections between the... Read morePublished on June 29, 2007 by Read
This indepth study of how the brain works is written so that the average person can understand it. Dr. Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by Georgia girl
Read Montague is probably a very intelligent man, but he is not a very good writer. In an attempt to popularize a very challenging area, he adops a rather breathless style. Read morePublished on June 9, 2007 by Steven Matthias
I am only part way through this book but I am so excited by it that I've already had to get googling to find out more about the worlds it is beginning to uncover. Read morePublished on March 31, 2007 by Liz