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Science  25 Apr 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5619, pp. 585-586
DOI: 10.1126/science.1083057

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Liars, Lovers, and Heroes What the New Brain Science Reveals About How We Become Who We Are. Steven R. Quartz and Terrence J. Sejnowski. William Morrow, New York, 2002. 352 pp. $26.95, C$41.50. ISBN 0-688-16218-5.

Written for a popular audience, the book argues that our humanity is determined by a dynamic engagement between the brain and the surrounding world. The authors describe a reiterated process through which "engagement with the world excites brain chemistry, which drives further engagement, which encourages the development of cultural complexity."