The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God

March 27, 2007

At first glance, the human brain would seem to be one of the most beautifully engineered things in nature. In fact, says neuroscientist and Johns Hopkins professor David Linden, the brain is a cobbled-together mess—but this flawed design has led to some features of human experience that help us define life itself. Today on Focus, the author of The Accidental Mind takes us on a grand tour of the brain.