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The Brain

The Story of You

By David Eagleman
12-minute read
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The Brain: The Story of You by David Eagleman

The Brain (2015) unpacks the latest neuroscientific research and sheds light on questions that have perplexed philosophers for millennia. What defines a personality? Why does it keep changing? Is reality really “out there” or are we merely hallucinating? By turns fascinating and unsettling, this is a book that will redefine your idea of the strange and uncanny life of the mind.

  • Amateur and professional philosophers interested in the nature of reality
  • Anyone keen to keep up with the latest scientific developments
  • Futurologists fascinated by the possibility of a new, transhuman era

David Eagleman is a professor of neurosciences at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston, Texas. His research has been published by prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including Science and Nature. He is also the author of the science book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and the novel Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives. He wrote and presented The Brain, a BBC television series that serves as a companion piece to this book.

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The Brain

The Story of You

By David Eagleman
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The Brain (2015) unpacks the latest neuroscientific research and sheds light on questions that have perplexed philosophers for millennia. What defines a personality? Why does it keep changing? Is reality really “out there” or are we merely hallucinating? By turns fascinating and unsettling, this is a book that will redefine your idea of the strange and uncanny life of the mind.

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The ever-changing connections in your brain shape who you are.

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