A Thousand Brains offers a new theory of intelligence, proposed by Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm and Handspring. The book describes how the human brain works – not just in terms of its components and their functions but also in terms of how it evolved over time to create modern humans.
For who is this book for ?
A Thousand Brains is for anyone who wants to understand how the human brain works. The book provides an in-depth explanation of how intelligence evolved over time, and it describes how different parts of the brain work together to create intelligent behaviour.
- The book offers a new theory of intelligence
- It describes how the human brain works
- It provides an evolutionary perspective on intelligence
- The writing is dry and scientific
- It’s difficult to follow in some places
- The ideas are complex and may be difficult for the average reader to understand
Learn more about the author
Jeff Hawkins is the founder of Palm and Handspring, and he has been working on artificial intelligence for over 25 years. He has written a number of books on the subject, including On Intelligence, which was named one of the best science books of 2004 by The New York Times.
“Hawkins has done it again! This insightful book provides a clear and compelling explanation of how the brain works. A Thousand Brains is destined to become a classic.”
“Hawkins has crystallized the fundamental principles underlying how our brains work. This book is a must read for everyone who wants to understand their own mind and that of others.”
“Hawkins does an admirable job of putting forth his new theory of intelligence in a clear and concise manner. The writing is engaging and easy to follow, even for those with no background in neuroscience or cognitive science.”
“A Thousand Brains is a tour de force of cognitive science, explaining in clear and concise language how the human brain works. Hawkins’ new theory of intelligence makes intuitive sense and has already had a profound impact on my thinking about artificial intelligence.”