John Cornwell

It’s All in Your Head

A Day in the Life of the Brain: The Neuroscience of Consciousness from Dawn Till Dusk

By

Allen Lane 274pp £20 order from our bookshop
 

‘It is a characteristic of aging brain scientists to turn their minds to the problem of consciousness … While their ambition is admirable, the result is usually lamentable.’ Thus wrote the reliable if usually churlish psychologist Stuart Sutherland back in 1990. Susan Greenfield, a neuroscientist and brilliantly indefatigable ambassador for science, has written a book about consciousness that defies Sutherland’s rule.

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter