“In the same way that the cosmos is larger than we ever imagined, we ourselves are something greater than we had intuited by introspection”
David Eagleman’s bestselling, sparkling and provocative book on neuroscience now part of the Canongate Canons series
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
*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”
“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.