The Brain

by Eagleman, David (Author)

ISBN: 9780525433446

Bestselling author of Incognito and Sum and renowned neuroscientist, David Eagleman delivers the dramatic story of how your experience shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your experience. Who better than bestselling science writer and renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman to take us on a fascinating up-to-date tour of the inner cosmos. Using the latest research and a deep knowledge of the subject, Eagleman will show the reader how the brain functions and how that defines who we are. The brain governs our perceptions of the world around us. It is the organ through which we ponder the many questions at the mysterious heart of 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? The brain also controls what actions we take in response to external stimulae. In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides you through the brain’s role in extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery, gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Out of 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.

Format: Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Vintage, March 2017

Product Dimensions: 8 L × 5.2 W × 0.8 H

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