Explaining the Mind in Terms of the Brain: Two Challenges
The Wisdom Paradox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger as Your Brain Grows Older, by Elkhonon Goldberg. 2005. New York: Gotham Books. 337pp., $26.00 (HB).
Creativity and the Brain, by Kenneth M. Heilman. 2005. New York: Psychology Press. 207 pp., $55.00 (HB).
Doctors Goldberg and Heilman have both written absorbing accounts of the brain for the interested public as well as scientists that address some of the most intriguing questions in neuroscience, wisdom and creativity. Dr. Goldberg is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine and a valuable and innovative contributor to the theoretical foundations of neuropsychology. Dr. Heilman, a Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Health Psychology at the University of Florida, is recognized for his many contributions to understanding brain mechanisms underlying behavior as well as his legacy as a teacher and mentor for many neuroscientists.