Brainscapes Coming Soon

Figure from Brainscapes showing the layout of a brain map that represents touch on the body’s surfaces. Illustration by Paul Kim.

My book, Brainscapes, will be released this coming Tuesday and I could not be more excited to share it with the world. Brainscapes tells the story of brain maps–actual maps of space, action, and perception written into the surfaces of your brain. These maps represent the world around you, dictating what you perceive and shaping how you move, imagine, remember, and dream.

I will be posting more updates about Brainscapes after its release and as more reviews and associated interviews are posted. For now, I want to share a few links to early reviews of Brainscapes, as well as information about two virtual launch events for the book organized with indie book stores. I hope you will join me for one of the events and learn about the book and your own brainscapes.

Here are the upcoming events. . . .

Brainscapes Event, The Novel Neighbor, June 16, 7:00-8:00 PM Central

Brainscapes Event, Seminary Co-op, June 29, 6:00-7:00 PM Central

Here is a recent interview about the book for the Smart People Podcast

And here are a few early reviews of the book . . .

“Neuroscientist Schwarzlose debuts with a fascinating deep-dive into the “remarkable maps” in the human brain. . . . This is deeply enjoyable and thoroughly researched—science-minded readers should take note.”
Publishers Weekly starred review

“The scope of the book is staggering, as is the potential of technology’s role in decoding minds, and yet Schwarzlose successfully and enthusiastically relays the research in relevant, understandable, and absorbing language.”—Kirkus

“This potentially dense and impenetrable subject is illuminated and rendered comprehensible in Schwarzlose’s skilled hands. A fascinating in-depth exploration of the maps contained within our brains. Recommended for science lovers.”Library Journal

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