Bought this on a whim after hearing the author on Richard Bacon's Five Live show. It's an exploration of neuroscience and specifically the wonders of the subconscious.??
The most illuminating thought for me was around the de-centering of our conscious self. What that means is accepting that what we usually think of as ourselves is really just a tiny part of the whole brain. And in the same way we had to adapt to the earth not actually being the centre of the universe, it's rather sobering and wonderous to realise there's a lot more to our brains than the bits we can consciously access.