A leading neuroscientist reveals the functions of the unconscious regions of the brain, drawing on up-to-the-minute research to identify the significance of brain areas outside of our awareness and their roles in such areas as mate ...
Author: David Eagleman
A leading neuroscientist reveals the functions of the unconscious regions of the brain, drawing on up-to-the-minute research to identify the significance of brain areas outside of our awareness and their roles in such areas as mate selection, the perception of beauty and the future of criminal law. By the author of Sum. Reprint.
The enhanced eBook of David Eagleman's INCOGNITO includes the full text of the book plus 8 videos* in which the author discusses key elements of the book and his research.
Author: David Eagleman
The enhanced eBook of David Eagleman's INCOGNITO includes the full text of the book plus 8 videos* in which the author discusses key elements of the book and his research. Topics covered include: How much of the inner-workings of the brain is beyond our conscious control; How reality can be so different inside different people's heads; Time perception; Synesthesia; Neuroscience and the legal system; What research is currently going on in Eagleman's lab; And what drew Eagleman to studying how the brain works. If the conscious mind—the part you consider to be you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing? In this sparkling and provocative new book, the renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name being mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why did Thomas Edison electrocute an elephant in 1916? 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? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions. *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details.
Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman’s book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (2011) offers a review of science about how the brain works, and considers the nature of human consciousness.Everything a person thinks, ...
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Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman’s book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (2011) offers a review of science about how the brain works, and considers the nature of human consciousness.Everything a person thinks, believes, and feels emanates from the brain... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman's book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (2011) offers a review of science about how the brain works, and considers the nature of human consciousness.
Author: Milkyway Media
Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman's book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (2011) offers a review of science about how the brain works, and considers the nature of human consciousness. Everything a person thinks, believes, and feels emanates from the brain...Purchase this in-depth analysis to learn more.
Just how it does this is revealed through six fascinating chapters, as Eagleman shows how the brain - a great storyteller - constructs reality and allows us to navigate a complex world of decision-making.
Author: David Eagleman
A 3lb mass of moist biological matter, the brain is locked away in the dark and silent fortress of the skull, and yet somehow it produces the extraordinary multi-sensory experience that comprises us, every day of our lives. Just how it does this is revealed through six fascinating chapters, as Eagleman shows how the brain - a great storyteller - constructs reality and allows us to navigate a complex world of decision-making. Eagleman also takes the long view of the human brain's trajectory in the coming centuries and millennia, asking pertinent questions about our future.
229 in the words of Professor David Eagleman: David Eagleman, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, Canongate, 2011, p. 104. 229 Professor Bruce Wexler writes: Bruce E. Wexler, Brain and Culture, MIT Press, 2008, p. 125.
Author: Will Storr
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Social Science
Why do obviously intelligent people believe things in spite of the evidence against them? Will Storr has travelled across the world to meet an extraordinary cast of modern heretics in order to answer this question. He goes on a tour of Holocaust sites with David Irving and a band of neo-Nazis, experiences his own murder during 'past-life regression' hypnosis, takes part in a mass homeopathic overdose, and investigates a new disease affecting tens of thousands of people - a disease that doesn't actually exist. Using a unique mix of personal memoir, investigative journalism and the latest research from neuroscience and experimental psychology, Storr reveals why the facts just won't convince some people, and how the neurological 'hero-maker' inside all of us can so easily lead to self-deception and science-denial. The Heretics will change the way you think about thinking.
On the labels applied to pop neuroscience, see Raymond Tallis, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity (Durham, UK:Acumen, 2011); Andrew Linklater, “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David ...
Author: Sally Satel
Publisher: Hachette UK
This provocative account of our obsession with neuroscience brilliantly illuminates what contemporary neuroscience and brain imaging can and cannot tell us about ourselves, providing a much-needed reminder about the many factors that make us who we are. What can't neuroscience tell us about ourselves? Since fMRI -- functional magnetic resonance imaging -- was introduced in the early 1990s, brain scans have been used to help politicians understand and manipulate voters, determine guilt in court cases, and make sense of everything from musical aptitude to romantic love. >In Brainwashed, psychiatrist and AEI scholar Sally Satel and psychologist Scott O. Lilienfeld reveal how many of the real-world applications of human neuroscience gloss over its limitations and intricacies, at times obscuring -- rather than clarifying -- the myriad factors that shape our behavior and identities. Brain scans, Satel and Lilienfeld show, are useful but often ambiguous representations of a highly complex system. Each region of the brain participates in a host of experiences and interacts with other regions, so seeing one area light up on an fMRI in response to a stimulus doesn't automatically indicate a particular sensation or capture the higher cognitive functions that come from those interactions. The narrow focus on the brain's physical processes also assumes that our subjective experiences can be explained away by biology alone. As Satel and Lilienfeld explain, this "neurocentric" view of the mind risks undermining our most deeply held ideas about selfhood, free will, and personal responsibility, putting us at risk of making harmful mistakes, whether in the courtroom, interrogation room, or addiction treatment clinic. Although brain scans and other neurotechnologies have provided groundbreaking insights into the workings of the human brain, Brainwashed shows readers that the increasingly fashionable idea that they are the most important means of answering the enduring mysteries of psychology is misguided -- and potentially dangerous.
David Eagleman, Incognito: the Secret Lives of the Brain (New York: Pantheon Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2011), 9-12. 4. Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Think Slow (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011), 19-30. 5.
Author: James C. Crimmins
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Category: Business & Economics
"Jim Crimmins explains what really drives human behavior. For anyone who hopes to influence what people do or what they buy, Jim's book is required reading." —Keith Reinhard, chairman emeritus of DDB Worldwide and a member of the Advertising Hall of Fame 7 Secrets of Persuasion is the first book to take the latest scientific insights about the mind and apply them to the art of persuasion. It directly translates the revolution in neuroscience that has occurred over the last 40 years into practical new techniques for effective persuasion. Whether your goal is to persuade one person--a husband, child, or boss--or the millions who might purchase an Apple Watch or a Budweiser, 7 Secrets of Persuasion will show you how to: Unearth the motivation that actually changes a behavior like smoking, voting, or buying, even though people don't know why they do what they do. Tap into the mental process that gives religious symbols, political symbols, and commercial logos their power. Make a promise that is delayed, uncertain, and rational more compelling by making it immediate, certain, and emotional. Transform your candidate, service, or product into the one people want by utilizing what psychologists call the "fundamental attribution error."
Author: Caren Brenda ScheepersPublish On: 2020-08-03
New York, NY: Penguin Paperback. https://www.amazon.com/Brain-ThatChanges-Itself-Frontiers/dp/0143113100 Eagleman, D. (2011). Incognito: The secret lives of the brain. New York, NY: Random House.
Author: Caren Brenda Scheepers
Publisher: Springer Nature
Category: Business & Economics
Based on neuroscience research, this book presents and demonstrates a 'Ten Enablers' model as a framework to help change leaders successfully lead and manage change. It focuses on the execution of change processes within volatile and challenging emerging markets with high growth potential. The book first presents the organizational development and change research on which the model is based, and discusses the basic neuroscience principles. It then introduces a systematic model of the ten enablers, taking readers through the process of change, from considering the ethos prior to embarking on it, including engagement of stakeholders, up to the final phase, where change leaders exit the process or the organization. It highlights this circular process through several step-by-step illustrations, supported by examples from emerging markets. Further, it includes neuroscience research and principles to help leaders understand and manage change in themselves and others. This well-researched and practical book is a valuable resource for students and professionals alike.
Finally, there is neuroscientist David Eagleman and his recent Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. The book is a marvelous tour through the “most complex material we've discovered in the universe,” that is, the human brain.
Author: Jeffrey J. Kripal
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Over the course of his twenty-five-year career, Jeffrey J. Kripal’s study of religion has had two major areas of focus: the erotic expression of mystical experience and the rise of the paranormal in American culture. This book brings these two halves together in surprising ways through a blend of memoir, manifesto, and anthology, drawing new connections between these two realms of human experience and revealing Kripal’s body of work to be a dynamic whole that has the potential to renew and reshape the study of religion. Kripal tells his story, biographically, historically and politically contextualizing each of the six books of his Chicago corpus, from Kali’s Child to Mutants and Mystics, all the while answering his censors and critics and exploring new implications of his thought. In the process, he begins to sketch out a speculative “new comparativism” in twenty theses. The result is a new vision for the study of religion, one that takes in the best of the past, engages with outside critiques from the sciences and the humanities, and begins to blaze a new positive path forward. A major work decades in the making, Secret Body will become a landmark in the study of religion.