In the great tradition of essays, the author draws on cognitive neuroscience and neurology, mathematics, physics, biology, philosophy, psychoanalysis, Judaism and literature.
Instructive and entertaining, important facts about the brain by one of the great French neurologists. A proven format, since Lionel Naccache’s chronicles on the brain were the most popular podcasted shows last summer on French Inter radio.
An essay illuminated by neuroscience, which aims to explore the psychological and cerebral cogs involved in the act of interpretation, which we are not generally aware of. A petition or manifesto in favour of defending our subjectivity and individuality, at a time when ever more efficient, air-tight and uniform signage tends to make us lose track of the fact that we are the inventors of our own understanding of the world’s signs.
From the Microcosm of the Brain to the Macrocosm of Human Societies
What does it mean to be oneself? What does it mean to believe? An exploration of the neuroscience and philosophy of subjectivity