For the past two years, Mark Brady’s Enchanted Loom slideshows have been his creative, image-based approach to reviewing neuroscience books, beginning with David Eagleman's book, Incognito, which he published in April 2015. This week Mark reviews Love and War in Intimate Relationships by Stan Tatkin and Marion Solomon, his 54th review to date! In Mark’s words:
I choose what I find helpful and informative to me in terms of learning more intimately how my brain and body work. Occasionally, something will just make sense beyond that limited scope. Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, for example. Mostly I was looking for a way to break out of the typical book review mode, and looking for a way to share works that inspire me with people who already have too much "data" in their lives. I figured a few "morsels" will give people a sense as to whether the book is something they'd like to explore further. The intention was primarily to be respectful of people's time and interests… I actually now begin most Google searches with the "Image" link first. Looking at images first provides me with ancillary or more relevant "data" that often I'm not consciously aware I'm searching for. There is usually, but not always, some kind in internal resonance with the images that I match with the quotes. Sometimes it's really hard to find just the right image and I have to settle for something close.
Here is the link to all the Enchanted Loom slideshows on Slide Share:
And a recent Enchanted Loom review of Beau Lotto's book Deviate: