Weaves together neuroscience, genetics, and a healthy dose of anthropology to ask tough questions about human behavior and propose new ways of thinking about existence itself. You will think differently about our justice system, your own decision-making, and what constitutes humanity's greatest work.
Can't. Put. Down.
This is my first book by David Eagleman and I will be getting more! I had to read it twice it was so fascinating!! The parts about synesthesia were particularly cool. "Hearing" color as in chromesthesia, and seeing numbers as points in space as in spatial sequence synesthesia, etc. it was all so fascinating. I highly recommend the book!
He was pretty good as a narrator.
Hacker obsessed with the mind and the future.
It was great to listen to it being read by the author himself. This book has kept me thinking long after listening to it. For weeks I kept referencing the book when having discussions about the mind with friends.
Not sure but the audio version was very well done.
Loved the tone, pace, flow of information and especially the rhetorical (and not rhetorical) questions asked throughout the book.
This book was recommended to me; and I loved this book so much that I listened to it twice. I recommended it to a co-worker and he did the same. Very engaging and interesting book.
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.