Touching a Nerve: The Self as Brain

Patricia Churchland

This fascinating book tackles the challenges of balancing a philosophical, spiritual view of the self with a neurological, brain-based view. Churchland—a philosopher in a family of neuroscientists—takes on this existential struggle by drawing on personal experience, research, and philosophy. The end result for the reader is a better understanding of the brain and the self, from this synthesis of the spiritual, ethical, and neurological perspectives.