I already knew that people were not born equal and would never be equal, but after reading Incognito, I clearly understood why. Our brain is an infinite universe where we cannot unravel its mysteries; we still have a lot to learn. However, what you will read in this book will broaden your horizons.
Incognito is a book that will surprise and scare you. It will scare you because reading that your brain can make significant changes in your life with its complex structure will make you think about life for a while. You will be worried when you read why people who suddenly are interested in child pornography, who shot people, do it. Such horrible things can happen to us at any time. In other words, we can suddenly turn into a vicious pervert or murderer. We will not be able to do anything, and we will be far away from being innocent. The book examines such situations and asks interesting questions. You’ll have a hard time answering. Enjoy!
Why does your foot hit the brake pedal before you are conscious of danger ahead?*
*Why is it so difficult to keep a secret?*
*How is it possible to get angry at yourself: who, exactly, is mad at whom?*
In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the so subconscious brain. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synaesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and so visual illusions, INCOGNITO is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its many contradictions.
David Eagleman is an American neuroscientist, author, and science communicator. He teaches neuroscience at Stanford University and is CEO and co-founder of Neosensory, a company that develops devices for sensory substitution.
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