The Brain: The Story of You (Audio Download):

The Brain: The Story of You (Audio Download): David Eagleman, David Eagleman, Canongate Books Ltd: Audible Audiobooks 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

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  1. Robert Macdonald Robert Macdonald says:

    This is really a very good book Clear and brimming with enthusiasm and genuine knowledge, for anyone who isn t up to date with brain science this book will be a revelation Modern brain scanning techniques provide evidence for where there was previously only speculation, and as is so often the case, the truth is stranger, uplifting, revealing and amazing than fiction or guesswork Eagleman tells it well.So 4 5 may seem a bit unfair but It used to be that if you watched a fascinating TV series, the book of the series treated you to detail that can be easily covered on screen This is no longer the case and The Brain seems a summary of than companion to the TV series So if you ve seen the series the book won t tell you although it does revisit and re enforce much that is good Secondly, I ve also read Incognito, which is a immersive read, does contain detail and pulls off that trick of making you feel that you rather than the author is the smart one.For all that, The Brain will leave you desperate for a rare compliment for a modern book.

  2. Von Clausewicz Von Clausewicz says:

    This is an excellent book of interest to everyone who has a brain It is the book of the TV series and follows it pretty closely although the TV series was also excellent Of particular interest to everyone, especially now, is chapter 5 Episode 5 where Eagleman reprises one of those seminal experiments which gives deep insight into our behaviour In essence he exposes the core mechanism which leads to the collapse of empathy and the beginning of fascistic thinking If the lessons of that chapter were widely understood our behaviour to each other would be moderated quite differently Certainly compulsory reading for all politicians and would be politicians for a start.The book and series also gives insights this reader was only generally aware of, and had never seen written down, about how fragile our perception of our surroundings actually is We build models in our heads and only update it with the deltas our senses sense But if we somehow interfere with the model in other ways then entirely hallucinatory effects can be produced As Eagleman points out our perception of colour is quite arbitrary Reality isn t necessarily like that and its all a matter of how you interpret what your senses give you.We are ca walking mass of illusions about ourselves What we sense and what we are, are two different things altogether Likewise what we perceive and what is A salutary lesson, in fact six or salutary lessons, for all owners.

  3. Philip M Philip M says:

    This is a thoroughly enjoyable and informative book Other books on the human brain have been interesting and informative, but sometimes hard work Not David Eagleman s book though He writes with such enthusiasm, making the latest understanding of the brain so relevant to our everyday lives and experiences This book of how the brain works is a great read and highly recommended.I have not watched the TV series, but I still found this book fascinating and informative, covering topics as wide ranging as the criminal justice system, facial expressions, artificial intelligence and the search for immortality.And Eagleman addresses fundamental philosophical questions such as what is reality, why you need other people and who you are The final chapter looks at the possible longer term future of humanity and how our brains might evolve with robotic control of machines and even direct connections between the brain and the internet.

  4. alienfunk alienfunk says:

    I am very new to the brain but I m exploring the concept of memory so this book was ideal to learn the basics in how the brain functions It is an easy book to understand and holds your attention If you are like me and find the use of academic text difficult to retain then this is the book for you.

  5. M. J. Capaldi M. J. Capaldi says:

    What a fabulous book David makes psychology really interesting and accessible for all I study psychology and it s an incredibly complex area, and reading academic papers can be hard work so an academic who can make this area of research so easy to understand is a god send Highly recommend.

  6. SplitMind SplitMind says:

    This book is a great way to access a difficult subject, bridging the gap between the colloquial and the academic You don t need any prior knowledge to understand it There is some fascinating details, facts and research presented in plain English A few people have said this is very similar to Incognito, which I haven t read yet, so some caution might need to be exercised before buying both, but if you re new to this area or curious, then this is a great place to start.

  7. markr markr says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this clearly explained account of how the brain works, how we receive and process information, and what makes us sentient beings The exploration towards the end of the book of the possibilities for artificial intelligence and brain immortality were a little harder to follow, but worth making the effort.The book itself is a sensory pleasure beautifully illustrated, printed on high quality paper a lovely thing in itself as well as a very informative and stimulating read I just wish it had been rather longer its only around 200 pages long and many of these are full of illustrations I would have liked to learn

  8. Artur Zielinski Artur Zielinski says:

    Brilliant book if you want to know about the brain It has been written with very easy language so even if you do not have medical backgraound you will be enjoying reading this book.

  9. Rahul Madhavan Rahul Madhavan says:

    Fast read, Must read This is a work that draws from a lifetime of psychology and neuroscience notes Rich in examples and experiments that one can relate to To understand actions that we take, many of which are subconscious and even control them, we need to understand whats going on beneath the hood My favorite part of the book is in Chapter 5 where the author speaks about the psychology of war and the dehumanization that accompanies the actions that people perform within the context of a war Being a jew himself who was affected by the WW2, he is quite passionate about this topic and it comes through from the pages Just for this part itself it may be worth reading the book.Chapters with descriptions 1 Who am I Covers the basics Brain development, what is memory2 What is reality The mind as a theatre interactions between the brain darkroom and the senses3 Who s in Control Subconscious vs the Conscious What is consciousness4 How do i decide Effects on action by subliminal cues5 Do i need you Societal actions and neural explanations How empathy is ingrained into neurons6 Who will we be Technology interplay with our neuronsThe book in general reminded me of Thinking fast and slow by Kahneman and also contains the gist of Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.

  10. Shashi Shashi says:

    An enlightening book in simple language about the most complex system of consciousness in Human body The way David Eagleman explains the intricate working of the brain, you almost realise that you are in the driving seat of your body and can guide yourself to have a powerful and better brain Must read for those who do want to understand why we do, what we do.Cheers

  11. Sarah Sophie Christine Sarah Sophie Christine says:

    Das Buch ist sehr informativ und gut strukturiert Ich wollte einen aktuellen berblick ber die Erkenntnisse der Neurowissenschaften, den dieses Buch definitiv bietet Es werden viele Beispiele aus der aktuellen Praxis angef hrt und es wird auf einige Quellen verwiesen, sodass das Buch dem Leser viel Wissen vermittelt oder auch das bereits vorhandene auffrischt und sich zugleich u erst angenehm liest Das Buch ist in Englisch geschrieben und f r mich v llig verst ndlich, da ich die Sprache ziemlich gut spreche Ich interessiere mich sehr f r die Neurowissenschaften und Psychologie und manche dieser B cher sind ziemlich trocken geschrieben, sodass ich es nur mit M he lese Der Autor dieses Buches hingegen schafft es, ein wenig Spannung zu erzeugen und die Neugierde des Lesers zu wecken, sodass man es meiner Meinung nach z gig liest und vor allem auch zu Ende lesen m chte Es sei jedoch erw hnt, dass es sich hierbei eher um eine bersichtliche Kurzfassung der allgemeinen Erkenntnisse handelt F r n here Informationen und wirklich tiergehendes Wissen sollte man zu spezieller Fachliteratur greifen F r mich pers nlich und meine Zwecke ist es aber v llig ausreichen und ich empfehle es sehr gerne weiter Vor allem als Einstieg in das Thema und somit zum Verschenken ist dieses Buch hervorragend geeignet

  12. Prafulla Kumar Prafulla Kumar says:

    Superb bookExcept for some technical terms like cortex, synapses etc this book is a must read for everyone from children to adults to old for children it will be a pleasurable ride into biology of brain, for adults it would be an understanding into working of brain and its thought process and for old it would be a book to gain philosophical insight into this world in which we live and to say in the terms of this book the world we perceive in the end we can converge onto sayings of Shri Krishna in Bhagwad Gita.

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