Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
ISBN: 030790749X
EAN13: 9780307907493
Language: English
Publication Date: Aug 25, 2020
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.181102" H x 13.74016" L x 9.566929" W
Weight: 1.307341 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Eagleman renders the secrets of the brain's adaptability into a truly compelling page-turner. --Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

Livewired reads wonderfully like what a book would be if it were written by Oliver Sacks and William Gibson, sitting on Carl Sagan's front lawn. --The Wall Street Journal

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 color? 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 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. This book is not simply about what the brain is; it is about 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 reweave themselves in an electric, living fabric.

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