Book review: 'The Self Illusion: Why there is no ‘you’ inside your head' by Bruce Hood
'This book will change your perception of the world forever' says Dr Emma Watts
I began this book slightly intimidated at the thought of myself as a watered down, Surrey Mum version of Keano Reeves in The Matrix! Slowly, my personal view of myself disintegrated into a mere bunch of (albeit frantically firing!) neurons, and I began to question the way I saw the world.
Hood has a way of writing that makes this an exciting adventure, rather than a scary journey. I emerged at the end still feeling 'human', but aware my perception of both myself and the world had changed forever. A great read.
Dr Emma Watts in Guildford