Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Paperback)
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Short Description for Incognito Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synaesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and visual illusions, this book explores the mind and its contradictions.
- Published: 07 April 2011
- Format: Paperback
- ISBN 13: 9781847679390 ISBN 10: 1847679390
- Sales rank: 63,956
Full description for Incognito
In this sparkling and provocative new book, 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 notice when your name is mentioned in a conversation that you didn't think you were listening to? Why are people whose name begins with J more likely to marry other people 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? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synaesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and visual illusions, "Incognito" is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.