The Neurotourist : Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science, Paperback Book

The Neurotourist : Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science Paperback

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Acclaimed journalist Lone Frank embarks on an incredible adventure to the frontiers of neuroscience, revealing how today's top scientists are reinventing human nature, morality, happiness, health, and reality itself.

Interlacing bizarre experiments, cutting-edge science, and irreverent interviews, The Neurotourist is an odyssey through the mind-bending revolution underway in the new age of the brain.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 244 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Popular science
  • ISBN: 9781851687961

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Lone Frank writes well and clearly, but the attitude is very much one of Science Is Greater Than Everything. I'm fairly sympathetic to those who oppose organised religions, but implications that anyone who believes in a god or gods are childish/stupid really get on my nerves. The idea seems to be that religion should be stamped out so that it doesn't impact on political policy, because saying that people's beliefs are between them and their god doesn't work.<br/><br/>Well it would work, if everyone agreed to secular rule, which to my mind is fine. But as a Unitarian Universalist, it gets my goat when people want to dictate other people's private beliefs or shame them about them, and I got the sense that Lone Frank's attitude is very much that kind of attitude.<br/><br/>So, gave up due to headdesk worthy disagreements in outlooks. (I'm pretty sure Frank would feel the same way about me.)

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