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Apr 28, 2020 | ISBN 9781950665051

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“If you like science fiction, this book is for you, but if you like science and fiction, then this is certainly your book. Intelligent and well informed.”

—Antonio Damasio, director of the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California, and author of Descartes’ Error and The Strange Order of Things.

“Rodrigo Quian Quiroga has written a thorough, provocative answer to the deep philosophical question of what makes us human. His truly remarkable book blends art, science, and philosophy as seen through the highly original lens of brain research and movies.”

—Gustavo Deco, ICREA professor, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, Theoretical and Computational Group, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

“Renowned cognitive neuroscientist Rodrigo Quian Quiroga invites us on an exhilarating journey, in which the motley trio of neuroscience, philosophy, and Hollywood together seek after the recipe of the mind. Quian Quiroga, who himself discovered what is sure to be an essential ingredient, the concept cells, shows us how frighteningly close we are getting and how huge the stakes are.”

—Doris Y. Tsao, neuroscientist and professor of biology at the California Institute of Technology

“This book is a fascinating journey across some of the most influential science-fiction movies that deal with the deepest questions in neuroscience and philosophy of mind.”

—Jose M. Carmena, professor of electrical engineering and neuroscience, University of California, Berkeley

NeuroScience Fiction will be a treat for sci-fi movie fans and anyone who has wondered just how close we are to the horizon technologies—which is often much closer than we realize.”

—James H. Fallon, professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of California, Irvine, and bestselling author of The Psychopath Inside

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