The Trickster Brain: Neuroscience, Evolution, and Narrative (Paperback)David Williams (author)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 314
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 154 x 23 mm
In The Trickster Brain, David Williams brings together the seemingly incompatible worlds of neuroscience, anthropology and literature with wit and scholarly flair. Williams does not shy away from the more contradictory elements of human nature in this ambitious book, and he leaves the reader with the knowledge that our own brains are tricking us into a better understanding of our most elemental natures. -- Kayt Sukel, author of "Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships"
Taken as a whole, The Trickster Brain can be admired for its lofty goal, which is to connect a kind of cross-culturally realized narrative element to the biological design and function of the human brain. Folklorists may also admire Williams' willingness to work across disciplinary lines. * Journal of Folklore Research *