What follows are quotations from the book, in order mainly from the back of the text to the front.

The author is Professor of Neuroscience at Princeton University. The publisher is Oxford University Press. Blurbs on the back cover include “It makes sense—good scientific and logical sense… the central idea, however, is quite probably right, or very close to,” from Patricia Churchland and “a plausible and rich theory,” from Michael Gazzaniga. Notably, the author is also a novelist and ventriloquist.