Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

David Eagleman
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Chapter 1 There's Someone In My Head, But It's Not Me

• The brain contains hundreds of billions of neurons which form thousands of connections with other neurons.

• Much of what happens inside the brain is a mystery. We are limited by our conscious mind in understanding what goes on in our unconscious mind.

• When shown photos of women men were asked which they found to be more attractive. None of the men could articulate why they felt that way.

• This illustrates the disconnected relationship between the conscious and unconscious mind.

• Our conscious mind represents only a small part of our brain activity. Baseball players must begin their swing before they can process the image of the approaching ball.
• Like the earth revolving around the sun, our conscious mind revolves around the unconscious, which is really the center of our universe.

• If we actually understand or at least acknowledge the...

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