After reading The Brain That Changes Itself, I came across Soul Made Flesh at the library. Yucky title, but an absolutely riveting book. It's about how we (mankind) came to figure ourselves out -- slowly slowly coming to an understanding of what the brain IS (it turns to custard almost immediately in a corpse, without formaldehyde or refrigeration, and dissection was mostly illegal, so it wasn't even SEEN by many scientists), answers to seemingly simple questions like why we breathe in and out (before they figured out oxygen), the bizarre medical interpretations that lasted for centuries, the way we viewed ourselves physically and spiritually in different societies, different eras. It's written in an accessible, vivid way that makes it feel like a complex, amazing story, not an academic text, although it's packed with fascinating information. I bought several copies for friends. This could have been as popular as The Brain That Changes Itself if it had a better title. I notice they changed the subtitle from something less appealing, to the current one. This book opens one's overview in remarkable ways. A great read.