Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Quotes

David Eagleman
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"Brains are in the business of gathering information and steering behavior appropriately. It doesn't matter whether consciousness is involved in the decision making. And most of the time it's not."
Chap. 1, p. 5

"So the first lesson about trusting your senses is: don't. Just because you believe something to be true, just because you know it's true, that doesn't mean it is true."
Chap. 2, p. 53

"There is a looming chasm between what your brain knows and what your mind is capable of accessing."
Chap. 3, p. 55

"When the brain finds a task it needs to solve, it rewires its own circuitry until it can accomplish the task with maximum efficiency. The task becomes burned into the machinery."
Chap. 3, p. 71

"What you are able to experience is completely limited by your biology...As science marches forward with machines that can see what we can't, it has become clear that our brains...

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