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A New Kind of Science

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Stephen Wolfram, A New Kind of Science, Wolfram Media Inc., Champaign, Illinois, 2002

Commentary by David Berger. David, Swarthmore College 2004 (Economics major with minors in History and Math), attended the New Kind of Science 2003 Conference in Boston in July. Davi's interest was stimulated by conversations with Mark Kuperberg, Professor of Economics

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The Runaway Brain: A Review

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Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People

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Joan Roughgarden, Evolution's Rainbow: Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People, University of California Press, 2004

Commentary by Anne Dalke (August 2006).

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Mystery of Consciousness

John R. Searle
Mystery of Consciousness
New York Review of Books, 1997


This era is at once the most exciting and the most frustrating for the study of consciousness in my intellectual lifetime: exciting because consciousness has again become respectable, indeed almost central, as a subject of investigation in philosophy, cognitive science, and even neuroscience; frustrating because the whole subject is still plagued with mistakes and errors I thought had long been exposed.

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Ahab's Wife Or, The Star-Gazer: A Novel

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Sena Jeter Naslund. Ahab's Wife Or, The Star-Gazer: A Novel. New York: Morrow, 1999.

Commentary by Anne Dalke,

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Of Two Minds: An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry

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T.M. Luhrmann, Of Two Minds: An Anthropologist Looks at American Psychiatry, Vintage Books, 2000

Commentary by Anneliese Butler. a Bryn Mawr alum

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Darwin, His Daughter and Human Evolution

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Randal Keynes, Darwin, His Daughter and Human Evolution. Riverhead, 2001

Commentary by Anne Dalke (August 2006).

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Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination

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Robert Jourdain, Music, the Brain, and Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination, William Morrow Press, 1997

Commentary by Amber Baum, Bryn Mawr 1998. Amber wrote this review during her senior year as a Biology major and Neural and Behavioral Sciences concentrator and is continuing her education as a doctoral student in neuroscience.

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