The Genius Within

David Adam

18 April 2019
336 pages


Witty, sharp and enlightening . . . This book will make you smarter' – Adam Rutherford, author of A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

What if you have more intelligence than you realize? What if there is a genius inside you, just waiting to be released? And what if the route to better brain power is not hard work or thousands of hours of practice but to simply swallow a pill?

In The Genius Within, the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Man Who Couldn't Stop, David Adam, explores the ground-breaking neuroscience of cognitive enhancement that is changing the way the brain and the mind works – to make it better, sharper, more focused and, yes, more intelligent.

Sharing his own experiments with revolutionary smart drugs and electrical brain stimulation, he delves into the sinister history of intelligence tests, meets savants and brain hackers and reveals how he boosted his own IQ to cheat his way into Mensa.

Are you ready to challenge your perception of intelligence and start your adventure of cognitive expansion? Unmask the genius within you with this compelling dive into cognitive neuroscience and the human mind's immense potential.

Witty, sharp and enlightening ... This book will make you smarter
A breezily written pop science book about the quest to find out about what intelligence is and how it can be boosted.
What if you could zap your head or take a pill, like Bradley Cooper in the film Limitless, and become insanely clever? Over the last decade, this sci-fi possibility has started to approach reality, and David Adam’s book is a timely prologue to the brave new world that might await us...Fascinating.