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5.0 out of 5 stars Do you enjoy a book that makes you think?
This is the kind of book that I really enjoy because so often I wanted to stop and think about the information it gives you. There is something ironic about that, as you will discover if you read 'Incognito,' as you learn how little you do is actually governed by conscious thought!

The book is an easy read for a serious, factual book but impeccably based in a...
Published on 19 May 2011 by Malcolm L

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3.0 out of 5 stars Half brilliant
The first half of this book is amazing - full of fascinating insights. There's so much good stuff, he nearly throws away one of the best and simplest theories into why we dream. It's probably worth buying for the first half alone. However in the second half he moves into the philosophy of crime and punishment. While the first half of the book is peppered with all his...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and well-written introduction to the philosophy of neuro science, 24 Aug. 2011
This review is from: Incognito: The Secret Lives of The Brain (Hardcover)
Eagleman provides a well written and easily appreciated introduction into the history, theory and philosophy of the studies of both brain and conciousness, from ancient Greece and up till today. Don't read it with the expectation of finding detailed technical accounts of experiments and theory, as Eagleman is a writer and a story teller before doing an actual book of hard-core science. However, even the most dedicated nerd of the field will be likely to find it both an interesting and engaging account of the wast neural machinery that humms, buzzes and churns unnoticed, generating and living all of the love, hate and hard decisions that make up our lives on planet Earth. 4.5/5
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 1 Nov. 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 27 July 2014
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very informative
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 30 Aug. 2014
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4.0 out of 5 stars Much old ground covered, but interesting new viewpoints, 28 Aug. 2011
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I've already heard of many of the medical examples in the book (Phineas Gage, again!) but there were some new examples and there was some new information for me.

If you've read a lot of books like this (the brain, the mind, what are they? etc) this will not add a lot to your store of knowledge.

If you've not read a lot of books like this, then this is an amazing and wonderful introduction to the secrets of your own brain!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 10 July 2014
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amazing
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1.0 out of 5 stars Pop Psychology returns!!, 7 April 2011
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You think that this book will answer all your questions about what is it that makes me "Me"? Think again. Almost like a return to the 1970's pop psychology, pleading with the book buyers that it has all the answers. Only it turns out that its more like Pulp Fiction. Will probably sell well, only to be consigned to the cupboard of forgotten books or a charity shop.
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