The Science of Sin: Why We Do The Things We Know We Shouldn't (Paperback)Jack Lewis (author)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 214 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Offers entertaining and enlightening insights into the neurobiology behind some of our favourite sins. It combines fascinating contemporary and historical stories with cutting edge science and offers ways to temper our anti-social tendencies. -- Dr Michael Mosley, science journalist and TV presenter
This book is a rollercoaster ride through the brain in search of what actually causes the dark side of human nature. It brings together science, religion and philosophy in a way that casts light on everyone's battle with temptation. -- Johnny Ball, TV personality and author of Wonders Beyond Numbers
Writing with breadth, clarity and wisdom, Jack Lewis takes us through the religious antecedents. Each 'sin' is treated in the same careful and systematic way; highlighting their glory and their devastating consequences, their origins and what it means to commit them - or not. The way that difficult issues are underwritten by deeply informed neuroscience lends the book a reassuring authority. * Karl Friston FRS, Professor of Neuroscience, University College London, UK *
The neurological circuits responsible [for our sins] are named and shamed. * Strong Words Magazine *
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