Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain

Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain

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By (author) David Eagleman

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 24mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 26 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 1847679404
  • ISBN 13: 9781847679406
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 30,994

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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

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David Eagleman, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and his neuroscience books include Re-wire: The Shape-Shifting Brain and Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. He is also the author of the international fiction bestseller, Sum.

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Stunningly original... You can get through it in an hour, but you'd be mad to hurry, and you will certainly want to return to it many times...Sum has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius. It seems exquisitely adapted to fill the contemporary longing for a kind of secular holy book. - Observer