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The Resource The brain : the story of you, David Eagleman

The brain : the story of you, David Eagleman

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The brain : the story of you
Title
The brain : the story of you
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David Eagleman
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eng
Summary
  • "Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are "you"? How do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is technology poised to change what it means to be human? In the course of his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery, gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Strap in for a whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos. In the infinitely dense tangle of billions of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see in there: you. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. (A companion to the six-part PBS series. Color illustrations throughout.)"--
  • "The dramatic story of the brain's role in creating our world, our experience of it, and ourselves; the basis for a PBS television series by the bestselling David Eagleman. How does a three pound mass of biological matter locked in the dark, silent fortress of the skull produce the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, while also constructing reality and guiding us through the endless need to make decisions and determine our judgments and into a future that we are convinced we are shaping? David Eagleman compares the brain to a cityscape with different neighborhoods where neural networks vie for supremacy and determine our behavior in ways we are not always aware or in control of. At the same time, he suggests that the brain works as a storyteller--creating a narrative that allows us to navigate and make sense of a world that it is busy constructing for us"--
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Title
The brain
Creator
Summary
The best-selling author of Incognito examines how the human brain creates the multisensory experiences that culminate in human reality, examining the brain's role in everything from developmental disorders to extreme sports while speculating on the provocative potential of scanning a brain into a computer, in a companion to the PBS series
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Tone
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10448645
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QP376
LC item number
.E24 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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the story of you
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David Eagleman
The brain : the story of you, David Eagleman
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The brain : the story of you, David Eagleman
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Contents
Introduction -- Who am I? -- What is reality? -- Who's in control? -- How do I decide? -- Do I need you? -- Who will we be? -- Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Glossary -- Image Credits
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ocn911594068
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781101870532
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015023281
Other physical details
color illustrations

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      73 Locust St, Dover, NH, 03820, USA
      43.19289 -70.876331
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