Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

By | November 18, 2017
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Author David Eagleman
ISBN-10 0307389928
ISBN-13 9780307389923
Year 2012-05-15
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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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

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