Incognito

by David Eagleman

Penguin Group Canada | May 1, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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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 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't think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common?

Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.85 in

Published: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143172433

ISBN - 13: 9780143172437

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Incognito

by David Eagleman

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.85 in

Published: May 1, 2012

Publisher: Penguin Group Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0143172433

ISBN - 13: 9780143172437

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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 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't think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common?

Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

About the Author

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is also the author of the internationally bestselling book of fiction, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlife.

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