The Neurotourist

Pages: 244
Subject: Popular Science
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

The Neurotourist

Postcards from the Edge of Brain Science

Lone Frank

Explore the wet and wild frontiers of human nature
Paperback
9781851687961 (1 Jun 2011)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

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.

Additional Information

Subject Popular Science
Pages 244
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

About the Author

Lone Frank is an award-winning journalist, science writer, and TV presenter. She holds a PhD in neurobiology, and has worked as a research scientist in Denmark and the US. Apart from a particularly ‘cute' corpus callosum she has an expert's word that her brain is quite unremarkable..





Lone Frank is an award-winning journalist, science writer, and TV presenter. She holds a PhD in neurobiology and has worked as a research scientist in Denmark and the United States.

Reviews

"…it does a great job of exploring the impending neuro-revolution and the sometimes scary consequences of neuro-technology.  Frank's conclusion is encouraging; with greater self-knowledge you will find that "your personal biology is not a prison, but a lump of playdough you can help form.”  Susan Blackmore

- BBC Focus

"In this fascinating exploration of the most intriguing brain experiments so far this century, Lone Frank introduces us to a coming neuro revolution. She travels the globe meeting pioneers in psychology, neurology and philosophy to discover how our perceptions of happiness, law, morality and religion will be revolutionised by our understanding of the brain.”

- New Scientist

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