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The Brain - by David Eagleman (Paperback)

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  • From the renowned neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Incognito comes the companion volume to the international PBS series about how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.
  • About the Author: David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University.
  • 256 Pages
  • Science, Life Sciences

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About the Book



"The dramatic story of the brain's role in creating our world, our experience of it, and ourselves; the basis for a PBS television series by the bestselling David Eagleman. How does a three pound mass of biological matter locked in the dark, silent fortress of the skull produce the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, while also constructing reality and guiding us through the endless need to make decisions and determine our judgments and into a future that we are convinced we are shaping? David Eagleman compares the brain to a cityscape with different neighborhoods where neural networks vie for supremacy and determine our behavior in ways we are not always aware or in control of. At the same time, he suggests that the brain works as a storyteller--creating a narrative that allows us to navigate and make sense of a world that it is busy constructing for us"--



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From the renowned neuroscientist and New York Times bestselling author of Incognito comes the companion volume to the international PBS series about how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.

"An ideal introduction to how biology generates the mind.... Clear, engaging and thought-provoking." --Nature

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious 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.

Color illustrations throughout.



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"An ideal introduction to how biology generates the mind.... structured around crucial and wide-ranging questions, saturated with personal and social relevance. And Eagleman's answers are consistently clear, engaging and thought-provoking." --Nature

"David Eagleman's wide-ranging roundup of the current state of knowledge about the brain is concise, accessible and often very surprising. It's a strange new world inside your head." --Brian Eno

"David Eagleman's The Brain its an astonishing read. On every page there is a revelation so fantastic as to make one gasp. It would be impossible to take in if we didn't all possess that impossibly extraordinary thing, a brain. Eagleman comes closer than anyone to solving the mystery of how to find the self inside the grey electric mush between our ears." --Stephen Fry

"David Eagleman makes it easy to comprehend the most complex collection of cells in the Cosmos-- our brain. If neuroscience had a rock legend this would be him." --Ruby Wax



About the Author



David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and he is also the author of the internationally bestselling books Sum and Incognito. He is the writer and presenter of the companion BBC television series The Brain.

www.eagleman.com

Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.2 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .6 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Science
Sub-Genre: Life Sciences
Publisher: Vintage
Theme: Neuroscience
Format: Paperback
Author: David Eagleman
Language: English
Street Date: March 7, 2017
TCIN: 51568234
UPC: 9780525433446
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-3430
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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