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A fascinating introduction to an important new area of research in the science of the mind.
Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor, Harvard University; The Blank Slate
Compelling Montague knows that cool reason is not enough to explain decisions.
Antonio Damasio, University of Southern California; author of Descartes Error
A gripping story of what makes me, me.
Patricia Churchland, MacArthur genius award winner
I consider Read to be quite exceptional.
Francis Crick, Nobel Laureate, co-discoverer of DNA --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Read Montague is a professor in the department of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, director of the Human Neuroimaging Lab, and director of the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience. He is currently a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton.
Having read rather a lot about cognitive psychology and neuroscience, Montague's book is refreshing in that he takes a very computational, evolutionary view of the brain. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Hugh Seaton
I really enjoyed this book when I read it many years ago. At the time i read it, I was on a vacation during medical school and had just learned a lot of in-depth neuroscience. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by KP
There is a great book waiting inside this one. The author introduces some excellent ideas however I'm struggling to stay focused for more than a page at a time. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by Mark Levison
Beware of books that claim to tell how we think or offer a guaranteed weight loss method. It may happen some day, but it has not happened yet. Read morePublished on January 13, 2011 by Martin P. Cohen
I found the book interesting, but the author's conclusions are at best highly speculative. This type of thinking at best represents a combination of confirmatory biases... Read morePublished on November 17, 2009 by Curly Man
AWESOME BOOK! I saw a blurb in Sci American about emotional computing, searched and then luckily found this book. Read morePublished on October 25, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I wanted to like this book but Mantague's ability to make a compelling, understandable, and satisfying story out of this mountain of data fell well short of my expectations. Read morePublished on July 25, 2009 by Zander
Although Montague goes in the right direction, and probably gets most things spot on, his writing ability is non-existent. Read morePublished on May 16, 2008 by B. Hanik