I enjoyed hearing about the workings of the brain, how it is shaped by events, and consequently shapes us. Many say We are what we eat. I now feel, just as importantly, our thoughts shape our thoughts. Taking a mindful approach gives us the best opportunity to best use our grey matter. Well, that's what I think anyway.
Very good content but too complicated for listening. Several points contains words as below and above. Recommended as text book or kindle.
Great for those interested in deepening their awareness and connection to life. This book was the intersection of science and the Buddhist wisdom tradition. perfect for those wrestling with anxiety or reactivity.
As it promises, Buddha's Brain is full of insight into happiness - with the premise that we can work consciously at being happier and more fulfilled. Sometimes the scientific jargon was heavy handed, and the narrator did the book a disservice: he frequently paused in the wrong places or gave sentences weird intonation. That said, it is definitely worth a listen and offers clear take-aways that you can immediately apply to your daily life.
I'd consider additional books authored by Rick Hanson and Richard Mendius. I would be very careful though before considering another narration by Alan Bomar Jones.
The narrator's performance for this this book destroyed the message. I found it to be monotone, difficult to keep track of where we were in the progression of the content. Most telling, was that I read the printed book after listening to the audiobook, and it was a fresh experience, with most content appearing to be completely unfamiliar. That never happened before with better narration.