Should you buy Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain? Well, we feel good about recommending it, given that it has earned an average rating of more than 4 out of 5 stars!
David Eagleman appeared on The Colbert Show last night (July 21) to talk about this book and his view of how the brain works. He seemed pretty far out talking about Matrixy things like what if we are all living in a virtual world created by aliens from thousands of years in the future who are projecting our memories (something like that). Between his ideas and casual demeanor, I just assumed he was a talented, if eccentric, writer until my friend told me he is actually a neuroscientist (who happens to write fiction on the side — talk about getting that left and right brain going at the same time…) Given his credentials I allowed myself to follow his ideas more closely. I think you’ll find his book very intriguing.
If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?
In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn… More >>