Our in-store book club, the Essential Knowledge Series Book Club, discusses The Conscious Mind by Zoltan Torey.
How did the human mind emerge from the collection of neurons that makes up the brain? How did the brain acquire self-awareness, functional autonomy, language, and the ability to think, to understand itself and the world?
Drawing on insights from evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and linguistics, The Conscious Mind reconstructs the sequence of events by which Homo erectus became Homo sapiens.
The Essential Knowledge Series offers accessible, concise, beautifully produced books on topics of current interest. The EKS Book Club chooses a different book from the MIT Press Essential Knowledge Series to read and discuss each month.