The Secret Life of the Mind

How Your Brain Thinks, Feels, and Decides

A provocative, enthralling journey into the depths of the human mind

By Mariano Sigman, PhD Read by John Chancer Medical / Nonfiction / Psychology / Science English, Unabridged 8h 12m Sell Sheet
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7 Audio CDs November 7, 2017 $49.99 $39.99 9781520086712 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs November 7, 2017 $29.99 $19.99 9781520086767 Add to Cart
							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. Drawing on research in physics, linguistics, psychology, education, and more, Dr. Sigman explains 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. 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.

"John Chancer's clear, evenhanded narration of this audiobook about the workings of the human brain matches the disarming tone established by the author, a physicist and neuroscientist." - Audiofile

"Sigman is one of the many professors to become popularizers of their own fields... His book is peppered with brief stories and artistic allusions, and it moves quickly from idea to idea, study to study." - New York Times Book Review