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Description

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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know more about you

This highly readable/listenable book gives you great insight into how your own brain works, and how human communities work.
As an excrptional story teller will do - it is enlightening.
Invaluable for your own journey through life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23/02/2017

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

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12/09/2016

Amazing

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

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  • Alan Mellerick
  • 24/03/2016

Excellent summary of neurology for the layman.

I really enjoyed this book. The author delivers exactly what he promised; a high level review of this fascinating science that touches biology, physics and philosophy without going too far down any particular rabbit holes.

He does repeat himself just s little, now and again, and sometimes he labours a point when I wish he would spend more time on something like consciousness, but in just 5 hours of listening he delivers plenty of food for thought, and springboards to go diving off into related topics.

The performance is enthusiastic without taking itself too seriously, and holds your interest all the way along.

A good one - recommended.

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  • Oktay
  • 03/03/2016

The book I was looking for

This book opens the blinds of a luminous window. You get to see all the wonderful things about your brain and what it can do. The book also raises questions that encourage you to think. This is the book you are looking for.

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  • Ilkka
  • 26/02/2016

Between fascinating and superficial

What made the experience of listening to The Brain the most enjoyable?

The stories about people with some sort of brain malfunction or the reported psychological tests gave insight into how our minds work as an individual, within a group or between groups. The speculations about future brain-environment interactions, artifical intelligences and transhumanism were one of the best parts of this book.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

From stupid molecules to cosmic consciousness.

Any additional comments?

For most parts, the book felt like a list of different kinds of brain phenomenon with superficial explanations on them. I was already aware of many of the topics in this book, so I didn't get as much new information as someone else might get. Still, this audiobook worked nicely as a catalyst for thinking about brains and minds while taking walks.

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  • Clemens Lode
  • 09/12/2017

The end needs an update

Time flies quickly in neuroscience. We have already better theories about consciousness that do not rely on emergent properties. Graziano proposed a theory where consciousness is but our brain's model of itself. I liked the first half, though.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17/06/2016

excellent story about why and what we are

love it!! a lot of facts and very easy to follow. gives you a broad perspective of why you are who you are!