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Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (2011)

by David Eagleman

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I enjoyed the first 75% of this book. It was mind boggling the thing the brain is capable of. He finishes the book talking about our justice system and the need for more analysis of the brain for criminals. The examples of Split brain and the pedophile tumor were quite interesting ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
I enjoyed the first 75% of this book. It was mind boggling the thing the brain is capable of. He finishes the book talking about our justice system and the need for more analysis of the brain for criminals. The examples of Split brain and the pedophile tumor were quite interesting ( )
  JWarrenBenton | Jan 4, 2016 |
Enlightening and informative, it presented many unconventional perspectives worth considering. ( )
  LaPhenix | Dec 22, 2015 |
Informative, and ne'er taint and easy to read account of how the brain works. ( )
  CarterPJ | Nov 27, 2015 |
The human brain is fascinating and there was some interesting information in this book, but overall I didn't enjoy it too much. I thought it was poorly organized and too wordy. ( )
  klburnside | Aug 11, 2015 |
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Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

Blaise Pascal, Pensées
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Take a close look at yourself in the mirror.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0307377334, Hardcover)

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 new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin 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?
 
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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A leading neuroscientist reveals the functions of the unconscious regions of the brain, drawing on up-to-the-minute research to identify the significance of brain areas outside of our awareness.

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