The Secret Life of the Mind by Mariano Sigman
How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

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There have been many recent books on the workings of the mind, and while this one doesn’t quite stand out with the best of the pack, it rewards readers with many useful insights.
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From a world-renowned leader in neuroscience, a provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind.

Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending international bestseller, award-winning neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explores the complex answers to these and many other age-old questions.

Over the course of his 20-year career investigating the inner workings of the human brain, Dr. Sigman has cultivated a remarkable interdisciplinary vision. He draws on research in physics, linguistics, psychology, education, and beyond to explain why people who speak more than one language are less prone to dementia; how infants can recognize by sight objects they've previously only touched; how babies, even before they utter their first word, have an innate sense of right and wrong; and how we can "read" the thoughts of vegetative patients by decoding patterns in their brain activity.

Building on the author's awe-inspiring TED talk, the cutting-edge research presented in The Secret Life of the Mind revolutionizes how we understand the role that neuroscience plays in our lives, unlocking the mysterious cerebral processes that control the ways in which we learn, reason, feel, think, and dream.

 

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Published June 27, 2017 by Little, Brown and Company. 270 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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There have been many recent books on the workings of the mind, and while this one doesn’t quite stand out with the best of the pack, it rewards readers with many useful insights.

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