The Resource Incognito : the secret lives of the brain, David Eagleman, (eAudiobook)

Incognito : the secret lives of the brain, David Eagleman, (eAudiobook)

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Incognito : the secret lives of the brain
Title
Incognito
Title remainder
the secret lives of the brain
Statement of responsibility
David Eagleman
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book will shine light on some of the hard-to-reach places in the brain, showing the ways in which we are not the ones driving the boat. Why does the conscious mind know so little? What do visual illusions unmask about the machinery running under the hood? How much of our lives are determined by choices and behaviors that are hard-wired, unconscious, and beyond our control? Do we have any management over who we find gorgeous or repugnant? How is it possible to get angry at yourself: who exactly, is mad at whom? If the drunk Mel Gibson is an anti-Semite and the sober Mel Gibson is authentically apologetic, is there a real Mel Gibson? Why did Supreme Court Justice William Douglas claim that he was able to play football and go hiking, when everyone could see that he was paralyzed after his stroke? Why do people willingly give up their money to banks for Christmas accounts (and why don't monkeys do this)? Why do patients on Parkinson's medications become compulsive gamblers? Why do athletes follow routines, like bouncing the ball three times before taking a free throw? Why did Charles Whitman suddenly kill his family and shoot forty six others from the UT Austin tower, and what did this have to do with his brain? How much of who we are is in the genes, and how much in the environment? Does free will exist or not, and how does that affect our view of blameworthiness and credit? The emerging understanding of the brain drastically changes our view of ourselves, shifting us from an intuitive sense that we are at the center of the operations, to a more sophisticated, illuminating, and wondrous view of the situation"--Provided by publisher
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Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Eagleman, David
Dewey number
154.2
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LC call number
BF315
LC item number
.E25 2012eb
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other
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Read by the author
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  • Subconsciousness
  • Brain
  • Psychology
  • Brain
  • Unconscious (Psychology)
  • Perception
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Label
Incognito : the secret lives of the brain, David Eagleman, (eAudiobook)
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https://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9780307934321
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen (viewed June 5, 2012)
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file (8 hr., 53 min.)
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online
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9780307934321
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digital.
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Z100023929
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sound
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Label
Incognito : the secret lives of the brain, David Eagleman, (eAudiobook)
Link
https://saltlakecout.rbdigital.com/#titles/9780307934321
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from title screen (viewed June 5, 2012)
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 sound file (8 hr., 53 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780307934321
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
Z100023929
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (CtWfDGI)rbz100023929
  • 741971
  • 741971
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
  • Requires RBdigital Media Manager or RBdigital mobile app
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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