THE KINGDOM OF INFINITE SPACE
A Portrait of Your Head

RAYMOND TALLIS
324pp 2008 OUT OF PRINT P614

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Description
This is a journey around the part of our anatomy to which we feel most attached: our heads. Combining biological science and philosophical interrogation, Tallis takes the head apart, piece by piece, in search of the place where our souls and consciousness reside. From the act of blushing and the amount of manganese in our tears (tears of pain contain more than tears of distress) to the curiousness of a kiss, he explores the astonishing range of activities that go on inside our heads, most of which are entirely beyond our control. Tallis demonstrates that not only does consciousness not reside between our ears, but that our heads are infinitely cleverer than we are.
A sparkling tour of our senses and the way in which we are embodied . . . [it] makes the world seem a more interesting place and life that much more important. INDEPENDENT
This is a brilliant tract against the times. FRANK FIELD, SPECTATOR