Sir John Eccles, a distinguished scientist and Nobel Prize winner who has devoted his scientific life to the study of the mammalian brain, tells the story of how we came to be, not only as animals at the end of the hominid evolutionary line, but also as human persons possessed of reflective consciousness.
'An extraordinary achievement, and an excellent book.' - Sir Karl Popper
'A valuable contribution to a debate of considerable significance.' - Dr John Polkinghorne, Queen's College, Cambridge
'Epoch-making book … a monumental achievement of synthesis and analysis, a fitting culmination to a lifetime devoted to understanding the human brain and the nature of the self.' - The Scientific and Medical Network