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Title:
Incognito : the secret lives of the brain
Author:
Eagleman, David.
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Edition:
First Vintage Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage Books, 2012.

©2011
Physical Description:
290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Summary:
"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"--Cover.
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, c2011.
Language:
English
Contents:
There's someone in my head, but it's not me -- The testimony of the senses: what is experience really like? -- Mind: the gap -- The kinds of thoughts that are thinkable -- The brain is a team of rivals -- Why blameworthiness is the wrong question -- Life after the monarchy.
ISBN:
9780307389923
Format :
Book

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