Author(s): David Eagleman
'This is the story of how your life shapes your brain, and how your brain shapes your life.' Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. It's a journey that will take you into the world of extreme sports, criminal justice, genocide, brain surgery, robotics and the search for immortality. On the way, amidst the infinitely dense tangle of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see: you.
Entertaining and profound: page-turning neuroscience from a bit of a genius * GUARDIAN * Clear, engaging and thought-provoking * NATURE * The posterboy of neuroscience with ideas that will stretch your mind * OBSERVER * Mind-blowing revelations abound * FINANCIAL TIMES * It's no wonder reading David Eagleman's new book, The Brain, made me a little bit giddy. Eagleman tosses about ideas that had my grey matter pushed and pummelled, stimulated and stretched * SCOTSMAN * On every page of The Brain there is a revelation so fantastic as to make one gasp -- STEPHEN FRY The hottest thing in neuroscience * THE TIMES * Accessible and fascinating * SUNDAY TIMES * The rock star of neuroscience * TELEGRAPH * If neuroscience had a rock legend this would be him -- RUBY WAX
David Eagleman is an assistant professor of neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and he is also the author of the international fiction bestseller, Sum, and Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain. He is the writer and presenter of the companion BBC television series The Brain.