Trimble ambitiously cracks the surface of a complex human process. (Scientific American
This is a stimulating adventurous book. (Daily Telegraph
Trimble earned my respect for his erudition and ambition ... an engaging storyteller. (Randolph Cornelius, New Scientist
Fascinating volume ... an insightful account ... offers a profound glimpse into the human heart as well as deep insight into the role of art in our lives. (Guardian
About the Author
Professor Trimble is emeritus professor of Behavioural Neurology at the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London. His research for many years has been on the behavioural consequences of neurological disorders, especially epilepsy and movement disorders. He has a lifelong research interest in neuroanatomy, hence his ability to explore the neuroanatomical basis of crying. However, he is also a psychiatrist with much clinical experience of mood disorders, and had investigated the latter in patients using neurological techniques, such as brain imaging. He is the author of The Soul in the Brain
(Johns Hopkins, 2007).