“In the same way that the cosmos is larger than we ever imagined, we ourselves are something greater than we had intuited by introspection”
*Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you’re consciously aware of danger? *Why do you notice when your name is mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? *Why are people whose name begins with J more likely to marry other people whose name begins with J? *Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate these surprising mysteries.Taking in brain damage, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, 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”
“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, 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.