Reviews and Praise

“Although these essays provide us with glimpses of the scientific underpinnings of thought, they also make us realize that what goes on in our minds is nothing short of magical.” Yasemin Saplakoglu, Scientific American

“Awareness is the first step to change. Knowing why we do what we do is an essential part of that awareness. This motley crew of brilliant neuroscientists helps to provide just that insight . . . not only in their answers, but more importantly in the questions they raise.”—Beau Lotto, author of Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently and founder of the Lab of Misfits


“Where can you find clear, concise, yet powerful discussions about the brain’s many ways? Right here! David Linden has pulled together a truly remarkable collection of scientists talking jargon free about the mysteries of life.”–Michael Gazzaniga, author of The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind


“What a wonderful smorgasbord of brain science!”—Stuart Firestein, author of Ignorance: How It Drives Science and Failure: Why Science Is So Successful


“Specialists write to specialists. David Linden is well aware of this, but he also understands that science gains its powers when understood by others. He challenged forty prominent neuroscientists to write about the broader implications of their science. The result is a fascinating story of the brain. You may not agree with all the opinions, but you will walk away with a rewarding experience.”—Gyorgy Buzsaki, author of Rhythms of the Brain


“Scientists who can effectively communicate science are rare, but here are forty of the best, describing with clarity and enthusiasm the latest in brain research and its impact on our lives.”—Gordon M. Shepherd, co‑editor of Handbook of Brain Microcircuits

 © David J. Linden 2013