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I liked the book. As mentioned by another reviewer the references in the end of many sentences makes it hard to read and is sloppy. Apart from that, I feel that the book was a bit short. Nevertheless it was enjoyable at some parts where one has some “aha” moments. In other parts where it matches diseases and symptoms or brain areas I didn’t see any real value for me.
The method of using parentheses for references rather than footnotes is not "aberrant," rather it is among the most accepted and respected methods in science. It was developed by the American Psychological Association and is used throughout many professional journals and books. As a neuroscientist, I will also tell you that this author is well versed in functional neuroanatomy no matter whether I agree or disagree with some of his more "fringe" perspectives and publications.
In the interest of full disclosure this review is based on the sample sent to my kindle. This book makes a feeble attempt at seeming scholarly. I have never read a book that is so overly riddled with references to other material. This book does this in the most peculiar fashion. Instead of footnotes, it places the referenced material in parenthesis within the content of the book. Needless to say this aberrant method makes it impossible to have a smooth flow to a sentence because each sentence is interrupted with a parenthesis or parentheses each containing a lengthy list of names and dates. I got the feeling I was caught in the book form of a vapid person whose claim to fame is name dropping people he has never met. If the sample is a true representation of the entire body of work, avoid this horror masquerading as a book like the plague. It is neither scholarly nor informative.