August 25, 2010

Your Brain and You — the book — is now available on Amazon.  Blog items here will be on related topics.

Academic papers in neuroscience, psychology and even philosophy are usually written in language that is different from the common sense terms in which we ask questions that matter to us. So, there is always some work needed to figure out how the results of a study relate to the questions that are on our minds. That’s the kind of work I’ll be trying to do here.

Different thinkers often have different views about what a piece of research means for us — how it relates to questions that naturally arise as we think about ourselves and our brains. I’ll give reasons for my take on work I discuss, and sometimes reasons against other interpretations of the significance of research for understanding ourselves.