Book review: "A Thousand Brains" by Jeff Hawkins

Book review: "A Thousand Brains" by Jeff Hawkins

Jeff Hawkins has a new theory of the brain. It is interesting and persuasive. But to me, the most interesting observation in the book is not about brains – it’s about how an intelligent species could make its presence known across the vast distances of space. It seems that was also the most interesting part of the book for Richard Dawkins, who contributed a foreword. More about that later: first the brain stuff. The old brain and the new Hawkins has been wondering how brains work for a long time, ever since he read a 1979 essay by Francis Crick (the...