"A work of enormous breadth, likely to pleasantly surprise both general readers and experts."—New York Times Book Review
Informing these insights is a new understanding of how Darwinian processes underlie the brain's development and function as well as its evolution. In contrast to much contemporary neuroscience that treats the brain as no more or less than a computer, Deacon provides a new clarity of vision into the mechanism of mind. It injects a renewed sense of adventure into the experience of being human.
"This superb and innovative look at the evolution of language could only have been written by one person . . . Terrence Deacon. An extraordinary achievement!
" — David Pilbeam, Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
"Essential reading for anyone interested in what makes us human." — Merlin Donald, Professor of Psychology, Queens University, Ontario