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Incognito - David Eagleman



Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd


Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain
A sparkling and provocative book on neuroscience

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*Why does your foot hit the brake pedal before you are conscious of danger ahead? *Why do you hear your name is mentioned in a conversation that you didn't think you were listening to? *Why is a person whose name begins with J more likely to marry another person whose name begins with J? *Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? *And how is it possible to get angry at yourself: who, exactly, is mad at whom? A thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Canongate Books Ltd


Number of Pages 304


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 * New York Observer * A bold argument, and perhaps just the beginning of the debate * Sunday Herald * Eagleman's style is accessible and easily understood * Press Association * 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 * Big Issue * Lyrical, unpretentious, always compelling * Sunday Telegraph * Eagleman explains scientific ideas with exemplary clarity * Spectator * The Malcolm Gladwell of brain science * Independent * He has a gift for communicating complicated ideas in an accessible and friendly way - Brian Cox with an American accent * Seven, Sunday Telegraph * Original and provocative... A smart, captivating book that will give you a prefrontal workout * Nature * Eagleman has a talent for testing the untestable, for taking seemingly sophomoric notions and using them to nail down the slippery stuff of consciousness * The New York Times * Appealing and persuasive * Wall Street Journal * 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 * Wired *