The Resource The brain, David Eagleman

The brain, David Eagleman

Label
The brain
Title
The brain
Statement of responsibility
David Eagleman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the mysterious 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. This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life. (A companion to the six-part PBS series. Color illustrations throughout.)"--
  • "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"--
Summary
The best-selling author of Incognito examines how the human brain creates the multisensory experiences that culminate in human reality, examining the brain's role in everything from developmental disorders to extreme sports while speculating on the provocative potential of scanning a brain into a computer, in a companion to the PBS series
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10448645
Cataloging source
DLC
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Eagleman, David
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Brain
  • Self
  • Neurosciences
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
  • SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / General
  • Brain
  • Neurosciences
  • Self
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of you
Label
The brain, David Eagleman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-213)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Image Credits
Control code
ocn911594068
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781101870532
Lccn
2015023281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911594068
Label
The brain, David Eagleman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 204-213)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- Image Credits
Control code
ocn911594068
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
218 pages
Isbn
9781101870532
Lccn
2015023281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)911594068

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