Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Setting & Symbolism

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. Damage to this portion of the brain can cause a change in behaviors such as sexual preference.

Amygdala

A portion of the brain associated with control of the emotions. Damage to this part of the brain may cause aggressive behavior, as in the case of Charles Whitman.

Brain Hemispheres

The brain consists of two nearly identical parts, the left and right hemispheres, which are normally connected. Each side of the brain specializes in certain areas of control and processing, such as language, vision, and motor movement.

Dopamine

A neurotransmitter that is associated with both...

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