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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 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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. His scientific research has been published in journals from "Science" to "Nature," and his neuroscience books include "Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia," "Why the Net Matters," and the forthcoming "Live-Wired." He is also the author of the internationally best-selling book of fiction "Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives." --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.


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  • File Size : 880 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 234 pages
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Publisher : Text Publishing (30 May 2011)
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Language: : English
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • ASIN : B005651PCQ
  • Customer Reviews:
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