Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain - Canons (Paperback)David Eagleman (author)
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
*Why does your foot hit the brake pedal before you are conscious of danger ahead?*
*Why is it so difficult to keep a secret?*
*How is it possible to get angry at yourself: who, exactly, is mad at whom?*
In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synaesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and visual illusions, INCOGNITO is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
Publisher: Canongate Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 264 g
Dimensions: 195 x 125 x 15 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Edition
Readers may discover much to appreciate - not least the lives they are living now... quirky, occasionally unsettling... never short of new new ideas, all of them rolled out with styleEagleman provides an excellent overview of the workings of our most vital organ A well-written popular science book, with a clear narrative, friendly explanations that respect both the lay-reader's intelligence and their ignorance, and a plethora of weird facts that make you nudge the person next to you and say 'Listen to this!' Contains startling revelations. . . beginning with the awesome and shadowy power of the subconscious You will learn a great deal that is fascinating from Incognito A popularizer of impressive gusto . . . [Eagleman] aims, grandly, to do for the study of the mind what Copernicus did for the study of the stars. . . Incognito proposes a grand new account of the relationship between consciousness and the brain. It is full of dazzling ideas, as it is chockablock with facts and instances A bold argument, and perhaps just the beginning of the debate Eagleman's style is accessible and easily understood A fascinating and engaging look at the nature of consciousness... Eagleman brings a concise prose style, historical research and the latest scientific thinking to a book that will have you re-examining the nature of personality and identity Lyrical, unpretentious, always compelling Eagleman explains scientific ideas with exemplary clarity He has a gift for communicating complicated ideas in an accessible and friendly way - Brian Cox with an American accent Eagleman has a talent for testing the untestable, for taking seemingly sophomoric notions and using them to nail down the slippery stuff of consciousness Appealing and persuasive Your mind is an elaborate trick, and mastermind David Eagleman explains how the trick works with great lucidity and amazement. Your mind will thank you
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