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"A stunning exploration of the 'we'""behind the 'I'. Eagleman reveals, with his typical grace and eloquence, all the neural magic tricks behind the cognitive illusion we call reality." -Jonah Lehrer, author of "How We Decide"
"Eagleman has a talent for testing the untestable, for taking seemingly sophomoric notions and using them to nail down the slippery stuff of consciousness." -"New Yorker"
"Your mind is an elaborate trick, and mastermind David Eagleman explains how the trick works with great lucidity and amazement. Your mind will thank you." -Kevin Kelly, "Wired Magazine"
"A fun read by a smart person for smart people...it will attract a new generation to ponder their inner workings." -"New Scientist
""Written in clear, precise language, the book is sure to appeal to readers with an interest in psychology and the human mind, but it will also please people who just want to know, with a little more clarity, what is going on inside their own skulls."" -Booklist
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"Original and provocative...Incognito is a smart, captivating book that will give you a prefrontal workout." "-Nature
""Incognito is fun to read, full of neat factoids and clever experiments...Eagleman says he's looking to do for neuroscience what Carl Sagan did for astrophysics, and he's already on his way." -"Texas Monthly""
""Although "Incognito" is face-paced, mind-bending stuff, it's a book for regular folks. Eagleman does a brilliant job refining heavy science into a compelling read. He is a gifted writer." -"Houston Chronicle"
"A popularizer of impressive gusto...[Eagleman] aims, grandly, to do for the study of the mind what Copernicus did for the study of the stars." -"New York Observer"
"The journey to the heart of neurological darkness is also a kind of safari, and we spend a lot of time taking in the marvelous birds...Incognito proposes a grand new account of the relationship between consciousness and the brain. It is full of dazz

A "Boston Globe" Best Book of the Year
"Original and provocative. . . . A smart, captivating book that will give you a prefrontal workout."
--"Nature"
"A popularizer of impressive gusto . . . [Eagleman] aims, grandly, to do for the study of the mind what Copernicus did for the study of the stars. . . . "Incognito" proposes a grand new account of the relationship between consciousness and the brain. It is full of dazzling ideas, as it is chockablock with facts and instances."
--"The New York Observer "
"Eagleman engagingly sums up recent discoveries about the unconscious processes that dominate our mental life. . . . [He] is the kind of guy who really does make being a neuroscientist look like fun."
--"The New York Times
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"Although" Incognito" is fast-paced, mind-bending stuff, it's a book for regular folks. Eagleman does a brilliant job refining heavy science into a compelling read. He is a gifted writer."
--"Houston Chronicle"
"Eagleman has a talent for testing the untestable, for taking seemingly sophomoric notions and using them to nail down the slippery stuff of consciousness."
--"The""New Yorker"
""Incognito" does the right thing by diving straight into the deep end and trying to swim. Eagleman, by imagining the future so vividly, puts into relief just how challenging neuroscience is, and will be."
--"The Boston Globe"
"Appealing and persuasive."
--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Your mind is an elaborate trick, and mastermind David Eagleman explains how the trick works with great lucidity and amazement. Your mind will thank you."
--"Wired"
"A fun read by a smart person for smart people. . . . It will attract a new generation to ponder their inner workings."
--"New Scientist"
"Fascinating. . . . Eagleman has the ability to turn hard science and jargon into interesting and relatable prose, illuminating the mind's processes with clever analogies and metap

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Incognito is a thrilling exploration of the mind and all its contradictions by the author of the bestselling Sum.

If the conscious mind, the part you consider you, is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing? In this provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries.

Why do you notice when your name is mentioned in a conversation that you didn't think you were listening to? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people whose names begin with J? 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?

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a writer. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. His work of fiction, Sum, became an international bestseller and is published in twenty-three languages.

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'You will learn a great deal that is fascinating from Incognito...' Canberra Times

'Incognito proposes a grand new account of the relationship between consciousness and the brain. It is full of dazzling ideas, as it is chockablock with facts and instances, but the big one is unexpected: consciousness is not all that important. Consciousness, Mr. Eagleman writes, "is the smallest player in the operations of the brain".' Observer

'An enormously fascinating look at the mind and how most of it works without us having to think about it...Neuroscientist David Eagleman plumbs the depths of the subconscious to illuminate this hidden world. And it’s written in entertaining and informative English, not psychobabble.' Sunday Examiner

'There are a lot of brain books around these days, but over-achieving neuroscientist and fiction author David Eagleman's dismantling of the idea that we have much control over what we think and do is endlessly surprising and a joyful read.' Sunday Star Times (Best Books of 2011)


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1140 KB
  • Print Length: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Text Publishing (30 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005651PCQ
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #46,512 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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