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The Brain
Author: David Eagleman

ISBN: 9781782116608
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 December 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 1.6
Description:
The accessible and definitive overview of this most sophisticated organ by bestselling neuroscientist David Eagleman will take the reader on the journey of a lifetime - to the very centre of their brain.

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.

Along the way, Eagleman meets nuns, extreme sports athletes, convicted criminals, genocide survivors, autistic people, and multi-disciplinary experts from child psychologists to brain surgeons. He takes part in experiments that shine an important light on the brain's inner cosmos. He also explores the dark side of human behaviour, as he comes to the realisation that ...

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