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Livewired - The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain (Hardcover): David Eagleman Livewired - The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain (Hardcover)
David Eagleman
R693 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R142 (20%) In stock
Livewired - The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain (Paperback, Export/Airside - Export/Airside/Ireland): David Eagleman Livewired - The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain (Paperback, Export/Airside - Export/Airside/Ireland)
David Eagleman 1
R345 R276 Discovery Miles 2 760 Save R69 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

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? Why did many people in the 1980s mistakenly perceive book pages to be slightly red in colour? Why is the world's best archer armless? 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 planet? The answer to these questions is right behind our eyes. The greatest technology we have ever discovered on this planet is the three-pound organ carried around in the vault of the skull. This book is not simply about what the brain is, but what it does. The magic of the brain is not found in the parts it's made of, but in the way those parts unceasingly re-weave themselves in an electric, living fabric. Surf the leading edge of neuroscience atop the anecdotes and metaphors that have made 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 synaesthesia to dreaming to wearable neurotech devices that revolutionize how we think about the senses.

The Brain - The Story of You (Paperback, Main): David Eagleman The Brain - The Story of You (Paperback, Main)
David Eagleman 1
R275 R220 Discovery Miles 2 200 Save R55 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'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.

Incognito - The Secret Lives of The Brain (Paperback, Main - Canons Edition): David Eagleman Incognito - The Secret Lives of The Brain (Paperback, Main - Canons Edition)
David Eagleman 2
R293 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R71 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *Why does your foot hit the brake pedal before you are conscious of danger ahead?* *Why is it so difficult to keep a secret?* *How is it possible to get angry at yourself: who, exactly, is mad at whom?* In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synaesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and visual illusions, INCOGNITO is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

Brain and Behavior - A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective (Hardcover): David Eagleman, Jonathan Downar Brain and Behavior - A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective (Hardcover)
David Eagleman, Jonathan Downar
R4,469 Discovery Miles 44 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Brain and Behavior: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective addresses the central aims of cognitive neuroscience, seeking to examine the brain not only by its components but also by their functions. It highlights the principles, discoveries, and remaining mysteries of modern cognitive neuroscience. Brain and Behavior covers a wide swath of territory critical for understanding the brain, from the basics of the nervous system, to sensory and motor systems, sleep, language, memory, emotions and motivation, social cognition, and brain disorders. Throughout the narrative, the authors emphasize the dynamically changing nature of the brain, through the mechanisms of neuroplasticity. Wherever possible, they refer to elements of neuroscience that are encountered in everyday life. Key points and concepts are illustrated using case studies of rare but illuminating brain disorders. Brain and Behavior pulls together the best current knowledge about the brain while acknowledging current areas of ignorance and pointing students towards the most promising directions for future research.

Sum - Tales from the Afterlives (Standard format, CD, Main): David Eagleman Sum - Tales from the Afterlives (Standard format, CD, Main)
David Eagleman; Read by Clarke Peters, David Eagleman, Emily Blunt, Gillian Anderson, …
R450 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R109 (24%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this astounding book, David Eagleman entertains forty fictional possibilities of life beyond death. With wit and humanity, he asks the key questions about existence, hope, technology and love. These stories are full of big ideas and bold imagination. This audiobook assembles a stellar cast of readers who bring the scenarios of SUM brilliantly alive: Gillian Anderson, Emily Blunt, Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Jack Davenport, Lisa Dwan, David Eagleman, Noel Fielding, Kerry Fox, Stephen Fry, Clarke Peters, Lemn Sissay and Harriet Walter.

Sum - Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Paperback): David Eagleman Sum - Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Paperback)
David Eagleman
R362 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R71 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"SUM" is a dazzling exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered-each presented as a vignette that offers us a stunning lens through which to see ourselves here and now.
In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, your creators are a species of dim-witted creatures who built us to figure out what they could not. In a different version of the afterlife you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that God is a married couple struggling with discontent, or that the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember, or that the hereafter includes the thousands of previous gods who no longer attract followers. In some afterlives you are split into your different ages; in some you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been; in others you are re-created from your credit card records and Internet history. David Eagleman proposes many versions of our purpose here; we are mobile robots for cosmic mapmakers, we are reunions for a scattered confederacy of atoms, we are experimental subjects for gods trying to understand what makes couples stick together.
These wonderfully imagined tale-at once funny, wistful, and unsettling-are rooted in science and romance and awe at our mysterious existence: a mixture of death, hope, computers, immortality, love, biology, and desire that exposes radiant new facets of our humanity.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Incognito - The Secret Lives of the Brain (Paperback): David Eagleman Incognito - The Secret Lives of the Brain (Paperback)
David Eagleman
R399 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

If the conscious mind--the part you consider to be you--is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing?
In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate its surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Is there a true Mel Gibson? How is your brain like a conflicted democracy engaged in civil war? What do Odysseus and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why are people whose names begin with J more like to marry other people whose names begin with J? And why is it so difficult to keep a secret?
Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, "Incognito" is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

The Brain - The Story of You (Paperback): David Eagleman The Brain - The Story of You (Paperback)
David Eagleman 1
R374 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Runaway Species - How Human Creativity Remakes the World (Paperback, Main - Reissue): David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt The Runaway Species - How Human Creativity Remakes the World (Paperback, Main - Reissue)
David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt
R452 R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Save R131 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Our relentless drive to create makes us unique among living creatures. What is special about the human brain that enables us to innovate? Why don't cows choreograph dances? Why don't squirrels build elevators to their treetops? Why don't alligators invent speedboats? Weaving together the arts and sciences, neuroscientist David Eagleman and composer Anthony Brandt explore the need for novelty, the simulation of possible futures, and the social components that drive the inventiveness of our species. Taking us on a tour of human creativity from Picasso to concept cars to umbrellas to lunar travel, Brandt and Eagleman explore the cognitive software that generates new ideas, and illuminate the key facets of a creative mentality. Through understanding our ability to innovate - our most profound, mysterious, and deeply human capacity - we can meet the challenge of remaking our constantly shifting world.

El Cerebro (English, Spanish, Paperback): David Eagleman El Cerebro (English, Spanish, Paperback)
David Eagleman
R544 Discovery Miles 5 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Runaway Species - How Human Creativity Remakes the World (Hardcover): David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt The Runaway Species - How Human Creativity Remakes the World (Hardcover)
David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt
R683 R547 Discovery Miles 5 470 Save R136 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Sum - Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Paperback, Main): David Eagleman Sum - Forty Tales from the Afterlives (Paperback, Main)
David Eagleman
R273 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R87 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence. Or you may find the afterlife contains only those people whom you remember. In some afterlives you are split into all your different ages; in some you are recreated based on your credit-card records; and in others you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been. In these wonderfully imagined tales - at once funny, wistful and unsettling - Eagleman kicks over the chessboard of traditional notions and offers us a dazzling lens through which to see ourselves here and now. His stories are rooted in science and romance and awe at our mysterious existence: a mixture of hope, love and death that cuts through human nature at innovative angles.

Incognito (Spanish, Paperback): David Eagleman Incognito (Spanish, Paperback)
David Eagleman; Contributions by Damiaa Alou
R343 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R20 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Runaway Species - How Human Creativity Remakes the World (MP3 format, CD): David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt The Runaway Species - How Human Creativity Remakes the World (MP3 format, CD)
David Eagleman, Anthony Brandt; Narrated by Mauro Hantman
R665 R516 Discovery Miles 5 160 Save R149 (22%) Out of stock
Sum - Tales from the Afterlives (Standard format, CD): David Eagleman Sum - Tales from the Afterlives (Standard format, CD)
David Eagleman
R228 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R16 (7%) Out of stock

SUM shows us forty wonderfully imagined possibilities of life beyond death. In one afterlife you may find that God is the size of a microbe and is unaware of your existence. In another, your creators are a species of dim-witted creatures who built us to figure out what they could not. In a different version of the afterlife you work as a background character in other people's dreams. Or you may find that the afterlife contains only people whom you remember, or that the hereafter includes the thousands of previous gods who no longer attract followers. In some afterlives you are split into your different ages; in some you are forced to live with annoying versions of yourself that represent what you could have been; in others you are re-created from your credit card records and Internet history. Many versions of our purpose here are proposed; we are mobile robots for cosmic mapmakers, we are reunions for a scattered confederacy of atoms, we are experimental subjects for gods trying to understand what makes couples stick together. These tales?at once witty, wistful and unsettling?are rooted in science and romance and awe at our mysterious existence while asking the key questions about death, hope, technology, immortality, love, biology and desire that expose radiant new facets of our humanity.

The Brain - The Story of You (Hardcover): David Eagleman The Brain - The Story of You (Hardcover)
David Eagleman
R691 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R66 (10%) Out of stock
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