The Throwing Madonna
Essays on the Brain
About the Book
These essays on the brain leap from the philosophical to the comical, from the scientific theory to mundane events of everyday life. The Throwing Madonna provides a window through which the average person can peer into the elusive world of neurobiology and find greater understanding of the human race.
About the Author
William H. Calvin, Ph.D., is a theoretical neurophysiologist at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is the author of The Atlantic Monthly’s cover story, “The Great Climate Flip-flop”, and of ten books, including The Cerebral Code, How Brains Think, The River that Flows Uphill, The Cerebral Symphony, The Ascent of Mind, and co-author of Conversations with Neil’s Brain and Lingua ex Machina.