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Livewired free pdf The brain is typically portrayed as an organ with a map of regions dedicated to specific tasks. But, says acclaimed neuroscientist and bestselling author David Eagleman, that textbook model is wrong. The brain is a dynamic system- the connections between its cells are constantly blossoming, dying and reconfiguring. Drawing on up-to-the-minute research, Eagleman takes us on a fascinating journey into brain plasticity to discover how a child can function with one half of his brain removed and how a blind mountain climber can use an electrode grid on his tongue to 'see'. He proves how the brain optimizes its circuitry based on the tasks relevant to goals and survival and how this knowledge opens the door to dazzling new technologies. The magic of our brains lies in the way they unceasingly re-weave themselves to form an electric, living fabric. Eagleman gets to the heart of who we are and how the brain plasticity revolution is lighting up the path of the future by analysing how our most vital organ works in a way that has never been done before.

About David Eagleman

David Eagleman, Ph.D. is a neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and his previous books include the international bestsellers Incognito and Sum.

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Author : David Eagleman
Publisher : Canongate Books Ltd
Data Published : 02 June 2016
ISBN : 085786209X
EAN : 9780857862099
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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