Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

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$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Vintage
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.66 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780307949691

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About the Author
Dr. DAVID EAGLEMAN is a neuroscientist and internationally best-selling author. He teaches brain plasticity at Stanford University, is the cre­ator and host of the Emmy-nominated television series The Brain, and is the CEO of Neosensory, a company that builds the next generation of neuroscience hardware. The author of seven previous books, Eagleman lives in Silicon Valley in California.

Reviews
"Masterful . . . Outstanding popular science."⁠--Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"An altogether fascinating tour of the astonishing plasticity and interconnectedness inside the cranial cradle of all of our experience of reality, animated by Eagleman's erudite enthusiasm for his subject, aglow with the ecstasy of sensemaking that comes when the seemingly unconnected snaps into a consummate totality of understanding."--Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

"Vivid . . . Since the passing of Isaac Asimov, we haven't had a working scientist like Mr. Eagleman, who engages his ideas in such a variety of modes. Livewired reads wonderfully like what a book would be if it were written by Oliver Sacks and William Gibson, sitting on Carl Sagan's front lawn."--Wall Street Journal

"Delivers an intellectually exhilarating look at neuroplasticity . . . Eagleman's skill as teacher, bold vision, and command of current research will make this superb work a curious reader's delight."--Publishers Weekly (starred)

"David Eagleman, the Jolly Sherlock Holmes of neuroscience, makes me believe that the universe of possibility required to create utopia is already housed in each of our brains. His knowledge and enthusiasm are intoxicating. His book demonstrates the principle about which he is writing; my mind has been changed by his words."--Russell Brand, Comedian & Activist

"There is much to extract from this fascinating work, that is recommended for readers interested in neuroscience, technology, and the intersection of the two."--Library Journal (starred)

"The pages of Livewired are chockfull of mind bending ideas and dazzling insights. Eagleman's infectious enthusiasm, his use of fascinating anecdotes, and his clear, effortless prose render the secrets of the brain's adaptability into a truly compelling page-turner. Livewired is a fun and whirlwind exploration of the most complex thing in the universe."--Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

"Eagleman brings the subject to life in a way I haven't seen other writers achieve before."--Clare Wilson, New Scientist