His acclaimed book is The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God.
Recently, I asked him what he was reading. His reply:
Even though I only write about brain science, I mostly read modern fiction. I just finished a wonderful collection of short stories by Shalom Auslander entitled Beware of God. If Franz Kafka and David Sedaris could have a baby it might write like Auslander-- knee-slapping funny, surreal and profound all at once. My favorite story involved two pet hamsters, stuck in a cage in the apartment of Joe, their human owner. The hamsters are dying as Joe neglects them in his zeal to get laid. Of course, one hamster becomes hyper-religious, praying to the divine Joe for deliverance while the other becomes a bitter nonbeliever. Theological arguments and hijinx ensue. Life lessons abound.Visit The Accidental Mind website and read some free chapters from the book.
The Page 99 Test: The Accidental Mind.