Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
David Eagleman (Author)
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If the conscious mind--the part you consider to be you--is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Is there a true Mel Gibson? How is your brain like a conflicted democracy engaged in civil war? What do Odysseus and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why are people whose names begin with J more like to marry other people whose names begin with J? And why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
March 06, 2018
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and the New York Times bestselling author of Sum and Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. The writer and host of the Emmy-nominated PBS television series The Brain, he is an adjunct professor at Stanford University, a Guggenheim fellow, and the director of the Center for Science and Law. He has also written for publications such as Discover Magazine, and he appears regularly on National Public Radio and the BBC.