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The brain : the story of you

Author: David Eagleman
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Vintage Books editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Self.; Neurosciences.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Eagleman
ISBN: 0525433449 9780525433446
OCLC Number: 955007002
Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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.
Responsibility: David Eagleman.

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"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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