Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain (Paperback)

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From the best-selling author of Incognito and Sum comes a revelatory portrait of the human brain about how it continually adapts, recreates, and formulates new ways of understanding the world we live in.

What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue, or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Might we someday control a robot with our thoughts, just as we do our fingers and toes? Why do we dream at night, and what does that have to do with the rotation of the earth? The answers to these questions are right behind our eyes.

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From the best-selling author of Incognito and Sum comes a revelatory portrait of the human brain about how it continually adapts, recreates, and formulates new ways of understanding the world we live in.

What does drug withdrawal have in common with a broken heart? Why is the enemy of memory not time but other memories? How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue, or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? Might we someday control a robot with our thoughts, just as we do our fingers and toes? Why do we dream at night, and what does that have to do with the rotation of the earth? The answers to these questions are right behind our eyes.

The greatest technology we have ever discovered on our planet is the three-pound organ carried in the vault of the skull. The magic of the brain is not found in the parts it’s made of but in the way those parts unceasingly reweave themselves in an electric, living fabric. In Livewired, you will surf the leading edge of neuroscience atop the anecdotes and metaphors that have made David Eagleman one of the best scientific translators of our generation. Covering decades of research to the present day, Livewired also presents new discoveries from Eagleman’s own laboratory, from synesthesia to dreaming to wearable neurotech devices that revolutionize how we think about the senses.

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ISBN 9780307949691
Length (cm) 13.0000
Width (cm) 2.0000
Height (cm) 20.0000
Publisher Vintage
Publication Date May 11, 2021
Pages (number) 320
Genre Education and Reference
Author David Eagleman
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Format Paperback
Editorial Reviews N/A
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