«Un libro che tutti dovremmo leggere!» The Times
Come funziona, come inganna, come usarlo al meglio: il nostro cervello.
Chiuso nel silenzio e nell’oscurità della scatola cranica, il nostro cervello è lo strumento che abbiamo a disposizione per percepire e orientarci nel mondo e per costruire la realtà nei suoi colori, sapori, dimensioni, è il computer che elabora le nostre decisioni, il laboratorio che forgia la nostra immaginazione, il centro che ci mette in contatto con gli altri in una rete di relazioni sociali. Questo libro racconta come l’esperienza della realtà dà forma al nostro cervello e come il nostro cervello modella la realtà e la vita che viviamo. Il neuroscienziato David Eagleman ci guida in un viaggio sorprendente alla ricerca di qualcosa che non pensavamo di trovare fra miliardi di cellule e di impulsi elettrici: il nostro io.
- ISBN: 8867001256
- Casa Editrice: Corbaccio
- Pagine: 224
This book takes you to limbo. The materials, hypotheses and theories provided leaves you wondering and wondering. Could you imagine hearing through your tongue or seeing with your ears? This sentence wasn't a hypothesis or theory, it was fact being already performed on real humans. Now could you ima Leggi tutto
For those who read books about the brain, Eagleman's book might be a bit too 'basic', only scratching the surface of neuroscience. But if you are looking for a well written & accessible introduction into 'the workings of the brain', this is definitely a great book to start with.
Writing a popular science book (I won't use the abhorrent term "pop science") is a dicey affair. If it becomes too scientific, it is not likely to be popular; but if it dumbs the science down too much, it tends not to be taken seriously by discerning readers. So the writer of such a tome has a tough Leggi tutto
This is a great introductory read with simple explanations for general readers. But for further readings, we could check the notes section. Highly recommended for introduction purpose, make it 5 star for this purpose. This book made me want to read other books related to brain or neuro science.
I didn't learn a single new thing about the brain in this book -- but that's not a criticism. It simply means I've been reading a lot of brain books in recent years (and writing articles about the research), so I was eager to see how one of my favorite neuroscientists, David Eagleman, did on this com Leggi tutto
This is an excellent book of interest to everyone who has a brain. Pop science in perfection - making science accessible for everyone in an engaging way, without requiring background knowledge. David Eagleman is a world wide renowned neuroscientist and he did a great job with finding the right words Leggi tutto
Eagleman is quite an entertaining and passionate educator/writer/neuroscientist. His book The Brain: The Story of You is a fun and informative cursory exploration into the 'science' of who we are as intelligent, social, complex, and conscientious beings - well, most of anyway. I guess you could say, Leggi tutto
As a preface I have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and study how the brain works as my job. Seeing positive reviews I thought this would be an interest book to read. After starting this book the first thing I have to say is, "wow." Not as in "wow that booked blew me away" but more "wow, I guess onc Leggi tutto
Good introduction to the brain for people with no knowledge of science or neuroscience. I was hoping for something a little more in depth.
"The strange computational material in our skulls is the perceptual machinery by which we navigate the world, the stuff from which decisions arise, the material from which imagination is forged. Our dreams and our waking lives emerge from its billions of zapping cells" A fun, entertaining and enlight Leggi tutto
Al momento non ci sono citazioni, inserisci tu la prima!