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David Eagleman | Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

06/21/2011 7:00 pm
TUESDAY, JUNE 21
7pm | David Eagleman | Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
David Eagleman
David Eagleman


Acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman, who was recenly profiled on PBS’s NOVA Science Now, visits with his new book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. Eagleman, author also of Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, 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't think you were listening to? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? And how is it possible to get angry at yourself—who, exactly, is mad at whom? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito explores the subsurface of the mind and all its contradictions. Co-sponsored by the Leonardo da Vinci Society for the Study of Thinking. www.davincithinking.org.

Listen to Eagleman discuss Incognito with NPR's Terry Gross here.
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ISBN-13: 9780307377333
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Published: Pantheon, 5/2011

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