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Incognito The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman
  

Incognito The Secret Lives of the Brain

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This book grabs you from the first page, tumbling out facts and information in a down to earth and readable way, with a chatty humour which does not disguise the amount of knowledge that neuroscientist author David Eagleman has to offer. Many of his facts and anecdotes are grippingly interesting and I found myself re-reading several of them so that I could tell other people and impress them with my knowledge! This is the real secret of the success of this fantastic book – it is easily broken into manageable chunks of reading so that you are not completely bogged down or overwhelmed by what must be his vastly superior intellect. It is rare to find a brilliant scientist who has the gift of the gab and can hold an audience but this book really does do that. For anyone interested in human nature and behavior, this book is an absolute must, a “can’t put it down” treasure store of fascinating information about our brains. ~ Liz Robinson

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Incognito The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

This is a New York Times bestseller. Our subconscious is an important part of our daily lives, yet how much do we know about its mysterious inner workings? In Incognito, renowned neuroscientist and bestselling author David Eagleman draws on recent discoveries to illuminate the surprising unconscious processes of the brain. Why do you hear your name in a conversation that you didn't think you were listening to? Why does your foot hit the brake pedal before you are conscious of danger ahead? Why are you more likely to marry someone whose name begins with the same letter as yours? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret?

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' The Malcolm Gladwell of brain science' Independent

'[An] entertaining and truly brainy front-line report from the neuroscience labs... I guarantee it'll change the way you think of yourself' Mail on Sunday

'Incognito is a fascinating book that will not so much turn your mind upside down as flip it right-side up. You'll never hear the phase You don't know what you're doing! in the same way again' Time Out

'Breezy, fun, optimistic and full of the latest research' The Sunday Times

'Original and provocative... A smart, captivating book that will give you a prefrontal workout' Nature

A shining example of lucid and easy-to-grasp science writing' Independent on Sunday

About the Author

David Eagleman

As an undergraduate David Eagleman majored in British and American Literature at Rice University before earning his PhD in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. He currently runs a neuroscience research lab where he studies time perception, synesthesia, and how neuroscience will influence the legal system. At night he writes fiction.

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Publication date

7th April 2016

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David Eagleman

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Publisher

Canongate Canons an imprint of Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

The Real World
Popular Science
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Popular science
Popular psychology
Neurosciences
Cognition & cognitive psychology

ISBN

9781782112464

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