A neuroscientist and mathematician team up to boost the intellectual power of some experimental subjects by altering their brain waves in this techno-thriller. Math is frequently mentioned throughout the book, emphasizing its importance in the team's amazing scientific discovery, presenting a dichotomy between the "computer side of the equation" and the "human side of the equation", and in building the character of the mathematician (e.g. he only hums when he is "germinating a really good theorem"). However, the mathematical ideas are never really explained or developed. Perhaps that is because the author, Hemstreet, is a neuroscientist and therefore from the "human side of the equation" himself. |