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The Brain: The Story of You

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    David Eagleman(Author)

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'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.'

Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity.

Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the 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.

"Entertaining and profound: page-turning neuroscience from a bit of a genius" (GUARDIAN)"Clear, engaging and thought-provoking" (NATURE)"The posterboy of neuroscience with ideas that will stretch your mind" (OBSERVER)"Mind-blowing revelations abound" (FINANCIAL TIMES)"It's no wonder reading David Eagleman's new book, The Brain, made me a little bit giddy. Eagleman tosses about ideas that had my grey matter pushed and pummelled, stimulated and stretched" (SCOTSMAN)"On every page of The Brain there is a revelation so fantastic as to make one gasp" (STEPHEN FRY)"The hottest thing in neuroscience" (THE TIMES)"Accessible and fascinating" (SUNDAY TIMES)"The rock star of neuroscience" (TELEGRAPH)"If neuroscience had a rock legend this would be him" (RUBY WAX)

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Book details

  • PDF | 240 pages
  • David Eagleman(Author)
  • Canongate Books; Main edition (5 Nov. 2015)
  • English
  • 3
  • Science & Nature

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  • By T. E Anyansi on 14 July 2017

    A nice introductory book to the field of neuroscience. It was illuminating even for a medical professional like me. I didn't like the way he interposed a page here and there between another unrelated paragraph. It interrupted the continuous flow of the narratives. Otherwise great book, short and sweet!

  • By Re-re-re-review on 7 April 2017

    A good and easy to read overview. I would, however, recommend Incognito (one of his other books) as a more comprehensive and more interesting look at the brain. If you enjoyed this book, you will definitely enjoy Incognito.

  • By JdeS on 28 August 2017

    A fascinating book which is very readable. Eagleman has written many other great books. I can recommend him.

  • By Richard Montagu on 9 July 2017

    Brilliantly written. A highly complex situation made understandable. I am still gobsmacked about what I have learned about myself and will return to the book for further rereading and enlightenment.

  • By C C. on 16 June 2017

    Well written - a good second to the "How the Brain Works" New Scientist book

  • By Guest on 18 June 2017

    had it on audio liked it so much i bought a hard copy

  • By Char on 16 December 2015

    Excellent mix of professional explanations backed up with diagrams and laymen examples! I a still enjoying reading this book.

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