Neuroscientist David Eagleman explains the brain

HE’S the ‘poster boy’ of neuroscience with ideas that will stretch your mind. Yet David Eagleman says we’re only at the beginning of understanding what our brains can do. By Claire Black It weighs 3lbs. It takes 25 years to reach maturity and unlike any other part of our bodies if we damage it, even a tiny piece of it, it is likely to change who we are. The brain. That lump of stuff that sits between our ears, that makes us unique, that allows us to understand the world around us and each other. It’s no wonder reading David Eagleman’s new book, The Brain: The Story of You, made me a little bit giddy. Eagleman tosses about ideas that had my grey matter pushed and pummelled, stimulated and stretched.…


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