Deepak Bhatt
2 min readNov 2, 2023

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Book Review: “Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett

"Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain" by Lisa Feldman Barrett is a fascinating exploration of the complex world of neuroscience and the human brain. In this concise and insightful book, Barrett offers readers a series of captivating lessons that delve into the workings of the brain, dispelling myths and providing a fresh perspective on our understanding of this remarkable organ.

Barrett's writing is clear and engaging, making the intricate subject matter accessible to both the scientific novice and those with a deeper interest in neuroscience. Each lesson offers valuable insights into topics like perception, emotions, and memory, providing a well-rounded view of the brain's capabilities and limitations.

What sets this book apart is Barrett's ability to bridge the gap between science and everyday life. She encourages readers to apply their newfound knowledge to better understand their own experiences and the world around them. Her approach challenges conventional wisdom and invites us to think more critically about the brain's role in shaping our perceptions, emotions, and behaviors.

"Seven and a Half Lessons About the Brain" is a thought-provoking and enlightening read that will leave you with a deeper appreciation for the intricacies of the human brain. Whether you're a neuroscience enthusiast or simply curious about the workings of your mind, this book is a valuable addition to your reading list.

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Deepak Bhatt

Group Senior Vice President, Gujarat at BW Businessworld, Ex. Head, Communication, PR & Digital Marketing IIM Ahmedabad, 🎓 Alumnus IIM Calcutta, Stanford GSB