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Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain - Community Reviews back

by David Eagleman
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 years ago
"Experimentation and transformation in both art and science spring from the same root - to understand, to encapsulate the world. This is why I've ever found reductionism (and scientism) drearily limiting and worthily pompous - that utilitarian speculation over what art 'is for', that misapprehension...
alyoshakaramazov
alyoshakaramazov rated it 6 years ago
I had high hopes for Incognito stemming from the introduction's daunting claim that this book would revolutionize readers' understanding of the human mind. It fails to fulfill its lofty promise, though. Instead of evidence sorely needed to support its thesis, Incognito relies on a nauseatingly vaude...
Mining the Depths
Mining the Depths rated it 8 years ago
Is it really that hard for people to understand that there's a lot going on below any possible understanding of the consciousness? And I had a lot of trouble getting used to the introductory level of the text. Not being a neuroscientist, I still have a general understanding of how the brain works,...
Barrita
Barrita rated it 8 years ago
Hay una cita muy familiar al principio del libro: There's someone in my head but it's not me. Esa fue mi primera impresión al leerlo, pero luego fui pensando en que todo eso que pasa en mi cerebro tras bambalinas solo es otra parte de mi que siempre ha estado ahí y siempre estara. Es bueno saber que...
staciebnsn
staciebnsn rated it 8 years ago
The science and anecdotes Eagleman presents are interesting to anyone even remotely intrigued by how our brains function, specifically how many of our brain functions happen without our awareness. However, some of the conclusions he draws in the second half of the book are less scientific and more E...
hpagano
hpagano rated it 8 years ago
Incognito started out strong as a generalist's introduction to recent advances in the study of cognition. The author's enthusiasm for his subject was contagious, and he wrote with a great balance between explaining the subject and illustrating points with interesting case studies. Near the end of ...
sarafrances
sarafrances rated it 8 years ago
super interesting but now i feel really weird about "myself."
Reflections
Reflections rated it 9 years ago
This very interesting and thought provoking book by neuroscientist David Eagleman is a little disorienting. After all, based on the numerous observations and scientific experiments he details Eagleman’s conclusion is that we have no freewill. I may think I am considering options, making decisions, ...
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