Science: David Eagleman: Inner Workings of the Subconscious
If the conscious mind - the part you consider you-is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing? Neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of Incognito, plumbs the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising questions: Why can your foot jump halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? By examining brain damage, drugs, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Eagleman shows how our perception of the world is a hidden and awe-inspiring construction of the brain. Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
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