Look what arrived on my doorstep late last week...
The Brain: The Story of You
by David Eagleman
Locked in the silence and darkness of your skull, your brain fashions
the rich narratives of your reality and your identity. Join renowned
neuroscientist David Eagleman for a journey into the questions at the
mysterious heart of our existence. What is reality? Who are “you”? How
do you make decisions? Why does your brain need other people? How is
technology poised to change what it means to be human? In the course of
his investigations, Eagleman guides us through the world of extreme
sports, criminal justice, facial expressions, genocide, brain surgery,
gut feelings, robotics, and the search for immortality. Strap in for a
whistle-stop tour into the inner cosmos. In the infinitely dense tangle
of billions of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something
emerges that you might not have expected to see in there: you.
This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.
(A companion to the six-part PBS series. Color illustrations throughout.)