Our neuroscience book reviews continue

  • The Brain That Changes Itself  By Dr Norman Doidge
  • The Most Human Human  By Brian Christian
  •  Life in Physics  By Lise Meitner
  • Language as a Window into Human Nature: The Stuff of Thought By Steven Pinker
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot
  • Fixing My Gaze  By Professor Susan Barry
  • The Human Brain: A Guided Tour  By Professor Susan Greenfield
  • I’m not stupid, just disabled: some serious chitchat about life after a stroke  By Wolfgang Haufe
  • The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul By Dr Francis Crick 
  • Pieces of Mind: 21 Short Walks Around the Human Brain By Michael C. Corballis

The Most Human Human

By Brian Christian
Reviewed by:  Angela Lim

The Most Human Human, is an interesting and insightful take on human nature and its indefinable spirit. It is a story of one man’s journey to prove his humanity to an expert panel over a chat screen, none other than cleverly designed chatbot systems.

The witty narrative brings forth thought-provoking gems that will inspire you to redefine the essence of life, love and work. Though to be fair, it does take a bit of windy reading at times to extract them, but trust me it is well worth it.

Whether you are someone who enjoys a good non-fiction book, a technological lover/phobe or a passion for the ‘us against machine’ debate, this book will tick all those boxes.

But as my own interest is in neuroscience research, this book also gives hints and flavours of recent research that holds the explosive and controversial combination of the human brain and the cutting edge technologies that support it.

So whatever you are searching for, this book will deliver. It is an engaging and just-that-little-bit-challenging read and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did.