'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are 'you'? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery, gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Strap in for a whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos. In the infinitely dense tangle of billions of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see in there: you.
Entertaining and profound: page-turning neuroscience from a bit of a genius * * GUARDIAN * * Clear, engaging and thought-provoking * * NATURE * * The posterboy of neuroscience with ideas that will stretch your mind * * OBSERVER * * Mind-blowing revelations abound * * FINANCIAL TIMES * * It's no wonder reading David Eagleman's new book, The Brain, made me a little bit giddy. Eagleman tosses about ideas that had my grey matter pushed and pummelled, stimulated and stretched * * SCOTSMAN * * On every page of The Brain there is a revelation so fantastic as to make one gasp -- STEPHEN FRY The hottest thing in neuroscience * * THE TIMES * * Accessible and fascinating * * SUNDAY TIMES * * The rock star of neuroscience * * TELEGRAPH * * If neuroscience had a rock legend this would be him -- RUBY WAX
About David Eagleman
David Eagleman is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, 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, and Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. He is the writer and presenter of the companion BBC television series The Brain.
The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman
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