God Soul Mind Brain: A Neuroscientist's Reflections on the Spirit World (LeapSci Books) (Paperback)

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Essential reading for the devout, the agnostic, and the atheist. In tackling the question of the religious brain, Graziano is respectful, sincere, and scientifically plausible. This might even be an Important Book.--Sam Wang, author of Welcome to Your Brain

A beautifully crafted, tightly scripted account of how the far-flung legions of the brain's neurons give rise to social awareness and our notions of soul, religion and God.--Christof Koch, author of The Quest for Consciousness

Lucid and engaging. . . . Moves with pace and humor.--Philip Johnson-Laird, author of Mental Models

Do we know the origins of Gods and ghosts? This well-written book makes the bold case that new discoveries in social neuroscience can illuminate human spiritual experience.--Terry Sejnowski, PhD, Salk Institute/UC San Diego

Writing for the general public, Michael S. A. Graziano explores the controversial relationship between science and religion, first dismissing the science versus religion debate as outdated. The cutting-edge field of social neuroscience explains how our perceptions of our own consciousness, of other minds, and of spirits and gods depend on machinery in the brain that evolved to make us socially intelligent animals. In clear prose without technical jargon, Graziano discusses his and others' findings in this twenty-year-old science and the implications for human spirituality and religion.

Michael S. A. Graziano, professor of neuroscience, Princeton University, is the author of numerous articles on the functioning of the brain. He is internationally known for fundamental discoveries about sensory-motor coordination. His previous book on the brain, The Intelligent Movement Machine, was published by Oxford University Press in 2008.

About the Author


Michael Graziano is a professor of neuroscience at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, and director of the Sensory Motor Laboratory. He is the author of 56 articles on the functioning of the brain. His work regularly appears in journals such as Science, Nature, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. He is internationally known for fundamental discoveries about sensory perception and motor control in the brain. His previous book on the brain, The Intelligent Movement Machine, was published by Oxford University Press (2008).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781935248118
ISBN-10: 1935248111
Publisher: Leapfrog Press
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 166
Language: English
Series: LeapSci Books