Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Paperback)

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    David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His scientific research has been published in journals fromScience to Nature, and his neuroscience books include Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia,Why the Net Matters, and the forthcoming Live-Wired. He is also the author of the internationally best-selling book of fictionSum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

    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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    ISBN 9780307389923
    Genre SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology
    Format Paperback
    Pages 290
    Publisher Date 2012-05-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Vintage Books
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.64 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Secret Lives of the Brain
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Eagleman, David M.

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