OF BEING ALIVE
A NATURAL HISTORY
OF THE MIND
Making Sense Of Being Alive presents a contemporary distillation of the human mind, inviting us to marvel at the special brain from which our very modern minds emerge.
The mind is our most treasured advantage as a species, yet something we almost entirely take for granted. In this scholarly review, James Brennan weaves together evidence from psychology, evolutionary biology, archaeology, the social and neuro sciences, humanities and the arts, threading it all through with his own experience as a practising clinical psychologist, to reveal a new perspective on how each of us constructs reality.
Here is an up-to-date portrait of the mind for the general reader, joining up the scientific dots with people’s lived experience, and seeking to locate the mind within the natural world.
The result is a fresh and compelling perspective on how we think, feel and behave.