"A much needed book on big brains ... Big Brain is a popular account of how brains enlarge, in both evolutionary and developmental terms.  The strength of the book lies in the neuroscience, especially its treatment of neural plasticity and the 'association areas' of the brain."  
                    - William H. Calvin, New Scientist

"Riveting ... the book tracks the evolutionary development of the human brain".
                    - Anthony Doerr, Boston Globe

"The Lynch and Granger combination is like mixing gas with fire.  In this book there are big, explosive ideas by two ingenious brain scientists."
                    - Michael Gazzaniga, author of The Ethical Brain; Professor of Psychology and Director of the SAGE Center for the Study of Mind at University of California, Santa Barbara

"A fascinating and provocative account of the human brain's recent past." 
                    - Joseph LeDoux, author of The Emotional Brain; Henry & Lucy Moses Professor of Science and Professor of Neuroscience & Psychology at New York University