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The Hidden Brain:

The Hidden Brain:

Eagleman delves into the concept of the "hidden brain," the vast realm of unconscious mental processes that drive our thoughts, decisions, and behavior without our conscious awareness. He illustrates how much of our mental activity occurs beneath the surface of our awareness.


934 reads

Neuroscience and Free Will:

Neuroscience and Free Will:

The book explores the relationship between neuroscience and the philosophical concept of free will. Eagleman argues that our understanding of free will must evolve to account for the unconscious forces at play in our decision-making.


760 reads

Perception and Reality:

Perception and Reality:

Eagleman examines how our brains construct our perception of reality. He discusses the discrepancies between what we perceive and what exists objectively, highlighting the subjectivity of our experiences.


698 reads

Moral and Legal Implications:

Moral and Legal Implications:

The book addresses the implications of hidden brain processes for moral and legal considerations. Eagleman discusses how understanding the brain's unconscious operations can impact our notions of responsibility and culpability.


626 reads

Case Studies and Anecdotes:

Case Studies and Anecdotes:

Throughout the book, Eagleman presents numerous case studies and real-life examples to illustrate the impact of the hidden brain on various aspects of our lives, from everyday decision-making to more complex behaviors.


541 reads

The Adaptive Brain:

Eagleman emphasizes that the hidden brain's operations are not mere glitches but adaptations that have evolved over time to help us navigate the complexities of the world. He highlights the brain's efficiency and adaptability.


552 reads

The Nature of Consciousness:

The Nature of Consciousness:

The book delves into the nature of consciousness and the question of what it means to be conscious. Eagleman suggests that consciousness may be a relatively small part of the overall mental processes.


551 reads



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"Incognito" offers a fascinating exploration of the brain's mysteries and their profound implications for our understanding of human behavior, decision-making, and consciousness. It challenges traditional notions of free will and opens up a dialogue about the hidden forces that shape our lives.

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