The authors describe their book as a "beginner’s guide to the brain." One of their stated aims is to "familiarize non-specialists with the basic facts of how the brain ‘produces’ our subjective mental life." This 342-page book, written by two neuropsychologists—one of whom is also a psychoanalyst—consists of a foreword by Oliver Sacks and 10 chapters, each of which seeks to provide an overview of the neurobiology of a particular aspect of the "mind." The authors express an interest in bridging the gap between neuroscience and the realm of the subjective: "The really interesting things about psychology, such as consciousness, emotions, and dreams—topics from which neuropsychologists ‘shrank in horror’…less than a decade ago—are finally coming into the ambit of neuroscience." Chapter titles include "Mind and Brain—How Do They Relate," "Dreams and Hallucinations," "Words and Things: The Left and Right Cerebral Hemispheres," and "The Future and Neuro-Psychoanalysis." A reference section and an index are included.