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Livewired

The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
Written by: David Eagleman
Narrated by: David Eagleman
Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
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How can a blind person learn to see with her tongue or a deaf person learn to hear with his skin? What does a baby born without a nose tell us about our sensory machinery? Might we someday control a robot with our thoughts? And what does any of this have to do with why we dream?

The answers to these questions are not right in front of our eyes; they're right behind our eyes.

This book is not simply about what the brain is but what it does. Covering decades of research to the present day, Livewired also presents new findings from Eagleman's own research, including new discoveries in synaesthesia, dreaming and wearable neurotech devices that revolutionise how we think about the senses.

©2020 David Eagleman (P)2020 Canongate Books Ltd

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  • Alex
  • 14-09-20

Enriching experience

Writing was good, performance was good, overall a good insider view of how marvellous our brain mechanism is and how little and limited we are, despite having an amazing progress in the scientific world. Nature has much to teach us! You will feel richer by "reading" this book!

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  • Luke
  • 22-09-20

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It was fascinating and followed most of it but because some of it to me personally was a bit dry, only a tiny bit, I gave it 4/5 overall. I really enjoy learning about human evolution and physiology and understanding how I can use the tools I naturally have to better myself. can't wait to see what David Eagleman writes next!

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  • Garth van Vliet
  • 23-10-20

awe inspiring

listened to over just a few days. spell binding. highly recommend for anyone interested in the human mind.

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  • Luke J. Stephens
  • 05-10-20

Accessible depth

Reading David's words is always a delight. Well articulated and accessible transfer of knowledge Would highly recommend all his works no matter the medium as they give us a glimpse into how our minds work. There's no manual for life but out of a collection of books I'd want David's in the repertoire if there were such a tomb.