Mental Biology: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate

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The subtitle says it all: The New Science of How the Brain and Mind Relate. The author, W.R. Klemm, of Mental Biology, boosts the reader’s sense of a logical foundation, indicating that the degree of functionality is directly related to the facility with language or mathematical reasoning. This idea is profound to anyone who recently visited a classroom, whether as a student or an instructor. One of the things that consciousness does is direct attention. Klemm reveals this by raising a rather significant idea: are we free or are we robots? He also raises questions that may have passed through our conscious at one time or another in our lives. What sets this book apart from others is that the answer he infers provides a framework to allow us to consider how our minds are built and perhaps how they actually work.

Klemm gives us a good sense of the nature of consciousness and what it really means to be conscious. The book is essentially a guide to help us understand ourselves. And it does this with forethought and inside. The book is smoothly written with a keen sense of wit and understanding. Hence, the reader finds familiarity in Klemm’s sober message of our true nature.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 270 pages
Publisher Prometheus Books
Publish Date 2014-Apr-08
ISBN 9781616149444 Buy this Book
Issue May 2014
Category Science & Nature


  1. Mark Orman

    I found his discussion of neuroscience and the nature of consciousness revelatory, informative, and highly interesting. As a physicist though, I found his brief discussion of some modern physics concepts near the end of the book naive at best and uninformed at worst (though he admits some trepidation in this regard for stepping out of his areas of expertise).

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