If the conscious mind-the part you consider to be
you-is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest
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.