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Publisher's Summary

This is the story of how your life shapes your brain and how your brain shapes your life. Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, the brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity.
Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the 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.
©2015 Canongate Books (P)2015 Canongate Books Ltd
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By Amazon Customer on 02-23-17

5 star

A fantastic journey, we should spread this knowledge as far as possible to reduce the ignorance and violence

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By Amazon Customer on 09-12-16

Amazing

Brain science is extremely interesting and important. You will learn something about the reality her. I promise.

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By Dom on 01-14-16

Couldn't stop listening

Very interesting book for someone with no background on the brain. Kept me interested throughout and never got lost.

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By Kerry on 04-27-16

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Had my mind blown 2 or 3 times, each and every car journey. Your brain is absolutely incredible and the author has managed to convey many of it's intricacies without losing you on the overly nerdy stuff. Fascinating!

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By Anonymous User on 10-28-17

Fantastic... Sagan-esque.

Beautifully written, up to date and broad in scope. A fascinating gateway into neuroscience and philosophy of mind.

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By Tanita on 06-22-16

favorite quote from the book

"It would take a zettabyte of computational capacity to run a simulation of the brain. That is the entire computational capacity of our planet right now."

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