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Livewired : the inside story of the ever-changing brain / David Eagleman.

Eagleman, David, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Summary:

"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. And there is no more accomplished and accessible guide than renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman to help us understand the nature and changing texture of that fabric. With his hallmark clarity and enthusiasm he reveals the myriad ways that the brain absorbs experience: developing, redeploying, organizing, and arranging the data it receives from the body's own absorption of external stimuli, which enables us to gain the skills, the facilities, and the practices that make us who we are. Eagleman covers decades of the most important research into the functioning of the brain and presents new discoveries from his own research as well: about the nature of synesthesia, about dreaming, and about wearable devices that are revolutionizing how we think about the five human senses."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Parkdale Community Library 612.82 EAG 2020 (Text) 33892100701664 Adult New Books Book None 10/02/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307907493
  • ISBN: 030790749X
  • Physical Description: vii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-286) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The delicate pink magisterium -- Just add world -- The inside mirrors the outside -- Wrapping around the inputs -- How to get a better body -- Why mattering matters -- Why love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation -- Balancing on the edge of change -- Why is it harder to teach old dogs new tricks? -- Remember when -- The wolf and the Mars rover -- Finding Ötzi's long-lost love.
Summary, etc.:
"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. And there is no more accomplished and accessible guide than renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman to help us understand the nature and changing texture of that fabric. With his hallmark clarity and enthusiasm he reveals the myriad ways that the brain absorbs experience: developing, redeploying, organizing, and arranging the data it receives from the body's own absorption of external stimuli, which enables us to gain the skills, the facilities, and the practices that make us who we are. Eagleman covers decades of the most important research into the functioning of the brain and presents new discoveries from his own research as well: about the nature of synesthesia, about dreaming, and about wearable devices that are revolutionizing how we think about the five human senses." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Brain.
Neuroplasticity.
Learning > Physiological aspects.

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