The Secret Lives of The Brain

David Eagleman

In the same way that the cosmos is larger than we ever imagined, we ourselves are something greater than we had intuited by introspection
Incognito by David Eagleman (Paperback ISBN 9781782112464) book cover

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David Eagleman’s bestselling, sparkling and provocative book on neuroscience now part of the Canongate Canons series


*Why does your foot hit the brake pedal before you are conscious of danger ahead?*
*Why is it so difficult to keep a secret?*
*How is it possible to get angry at yourself: who, exactly, is mad at whom?*

In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain. 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.

“The Malcolm Gladwell of brain science”

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“[An] entertaining and truly brainy front-line report from the neuroscience labs… I guarantee it’ll change the way you think of yourself”
mail On Sunday

Incognito is a fascinating book that will not so much turn your mind upside down as flip it right-side up. You’ll never hear the phase “You don’t know what you’re doing!” in the same way again”
time Out

“Breezy, fun, optimistic and full of the latest research”
the Sunday Times

“Original and provocative… A smart, captivating book that will give you a prefrontal workout”

David Eagleman

David Eagleman, PhD, is a neuroscientist and internationally bestselling author. He teaches at Stanford University, is the creator and host of the Emmy-nominated television series The Brain, and is the CEO of Neosensory, a company that builds the next generation of neuroscience hardware. The author of seven other books, he lives in Silicon Valley in California.

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