Matthieu Ricard and Wolf Singer’s Beyond the Self: Conversations between Buddhism and NeuroscienceBook Review
In this book review, two friends, one a Buddhist monk trained as a molecular biologist, and the other, a distinguished neuroscientist—offer their perspectives on the mind, the self, consciousness, the unconscious, free will, epistemology, meditation, and neuroplasticity.
Brain Books for Budding Scientists—and All Children
One of Cerebrum’s most popular features was the 1999 survey of “Great Brain Books.” But what is out there for kids curious about the most complex, fascinating subject in the known universe? An experienced reviewer of science books for children reports that there is a treasure trove waiting for them. Here are brief reviews of the best-known recent books for young, middle, and older students.