Some science writing has great writing (e.g. Gladwell). Some science writing has great science (e.g., Khaneman). This book has both AND personable narration by the author. Highly recommended.
Normally, I only love classic works of fiction or some times autobiographies. However, this book completely captured my attention and imagination. This book will surely let you know the unadulterated truth: you are not you. You are your brain. And the human brain is THE MOST incredible thing on the frickin' planet; therefore, we're pretty awesome too. LISTEN TO THIS BOOK! Of course, your brain already knows if you are going to listen to this book That's probably the simplest thing this book teaches; you may be undecided, but your brain rarely, rarely is..
Since I work in the criminal law arena, the conclusions reached were interesting and should be thought provoking to the court system. I have known for a long time that the brain is one of the last unexplored areas on our earth. I hope 50 years from now we do not look back on how we deal with people with mental health differences and cringe at the lack of knowledge we had.
Just an all around awesome person.
The author presents the information in a well thought out and easily understood way. at no point in this book was i bored or trailing off. Thanks David.
Say something about yourself!
Excellent exploration of how your brain works and what it means to your identity and behavior.
I enjoyed every minute of this book and I think Eagleman did a fine job reading it to us. There's one practicality to consider, and that is the richness of the text. As Eagleman made incredible revelations my mind would drift as I considered them, before I knew it - I missed something good and then had to rewind (is that what they call it with an I-Pod?). I'll probably listen to it all again. Recommended!
This book is so interesting!! Every few minutes you'll learn something you didn't know before! Engaging, well written, and well narrated by the author.
I focus on fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, science, history, politics and read a lot. I try to review everything I read.
Incognito has a lot of interesting ideas, but the author has an agenda that I found mildly disconcerting. People need to know that their ideas and actions are driven by subconscious activity. I suspect just about everyone has heard this by now. The author also uses the book to promote the idea of altering the legal system to include more neural science so people can be treated instead of punished. I find this both premature (we don???t quite know what we are doing) and short sighted (as legal punishments are largely to provide resolution to victims which is necessary for a stable society). The author???s narration is a bit over the top for my taste with overly strong emphases and the use of tone to try to convince the listener.