Objects & Places from Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

David Eagleman
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Neuroscience

The field of science that studies the physical makeup, properties and function of the brain.

Alien and Zombie Routines

Terms that Eagleman uses to describe the many automatic processes that take place in our minds without our conscious knowledge.

Frontal Cortex

The part of the brain that is associated with appetites and desires.

Amygdala

A portion of the brain associated with control of the emotions.

Brain Hemispheres

Two nearly identical parts of the brain.

Dopamine

A neurotransmitter that is associated with both motor control and with the brain's reward system.

Serotonin

A neurotransmitter associated with cognition, emotion and depression.

Free Will

The concept that humans are completely in control to choose their own actions.

Nature/Nurture

An ongoing debate over whether one's personality is affected more by genetics or the environment in which one is raised.

Culpability

The notion that a person is responsible for her/his...

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