David Eagleman: The Secret Lives of the Brain

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[REBROADCAST] We like to think we’re in charge of ourselves but neuroscientist DAVID EAGLEMAN says that have a lot less self-control than we think. In his fascinating book “INCOGNITO: The Secret Lives of the Brain,” Eagleman describes the leading role that our unconscious mind plays in our daily lives, commanding our instincts, emotions, perceptions and impulses. This hour, Marty talks with Eagleman about what new research reveals about the gray matter in our heads and its implications for the justice system. Eagleman directs the Laboratory of Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine and does research into perceptions of time, synesthesia and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system.

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