The soul is in the brain

(El alma está en el cerebro – Spanish Edition)
Written by Eduardo Punset
Spanish
Publisher: Aguilar, 2006, Madrid.
344 pages.
ISBN: 84-03-09737-9

Rather than a book on Consciousness, this is a popular science book about neuroscience. The phenomenon of consciousness is not really discussed in any deep detail, but other related aspects like emotions and other human cognitive abilities are described from the point of view of neuroscience. This is definitively a book for anyone interested in the field but not expecting any exhaustive explanation. In fact, I would recommend this book to the reader without hardly any background on neuroscience, as a smooth introduction into the science of the brain. However, this would likely be too popular science and too boring for anyone else with a background on neuroscience and looking for a treaty on any of the topics that seems to be suggested by the book title.

The book is based on a number of interviews with renowned international scientists, like Antonio Damasio and Oliver Sacks, so it is also helpful in discovering who are some of the most famous and leading scientists in some areas of neuroscience and what their main ideas are (again, without in depth details).

 

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