[PDF] Livewired BY David Eagleman

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From the best selling author of Incognito and Sum comes a revelatory portrait of the human brain based on the most recent scientific discoveries about how it unceasingly adapts re creates and formulates new ways of understanding the world we live in The magic of the brain is not found in the parts it's made of but in the way those parts unceasingly reweave themselves in an electric living fabric And there is no ac. I was really excited to read this book I have previously read Eagleman s The Brain and enjoyed his TV show in the same subject Since first learning of plasticity during neurophysiology lectures at university I have been fascinated by the brain s ability to adaptEagleman writes at a level that is easy for the average layperson to understand and he relies on anecdotes and case studies to aid the reader There is one major flaw which means I am forced to give this book a 1 review I know a little about plasticity in terms of the development of binocular vision but importantly I know a lot about vision and eyes Unfortunately on the information related to eyes there are gross inaccuracies and information that is simply wrong Eagleman confidently writes about how people have corneas removed to treat cataracts and even goes as far as to reference this information If you click on the reference it links you to information about the lens replacement in cataract surgery correct The glib use of incorrect statements followed by references to correct information is alarming I am unable to trust the accuracy of information in this book without fact checking each individual point I was deeply disappointed and would advise against reading this as a conseuence

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Livewired

And the practices that make us who we are Eagleman covers decades of the most important research into the functioning of the brain and presents new discoveries from his own research as well about the nature of synesthesia about dreaming and about wearable devices that are revolutionizing how we think about the five human senses Finally Livewired is as deeply informative as it is accessible and brilliantly engagin. I was on the fence about giving this 4 vs 5 stars The main reason is because I found some parts about the senses particularly around how vision is processed slightly uninteresting But otherwise this book is great It s one of the clearest explanations of how the brain works and constantly evolves I thought the nation analogy for neurons was uite helpful and like Ramachandran s book there are many interesting case studies eg what happens if someone grows up without any human interaction It also addresses the age old uestion of nature versus nurture arguing that humans are significantly less preprogrammed than most other animals One other part I found fascinating was that many old folks who continue to challenge their brains end up showing signs of Alzheimer s in autopsies despite never presenting symptoms The last section on shortlong term memory was also super interesting Can t wait to see how neuroscience one of the most fascinating yet still poorly understood topics out there continues to progress We are just scratching the surface

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Complished and accessible guide than renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman to help us understand the nature and changing texture of that fabric With his hallmark clarity and enthusiasm he reveals the myriad ways that the brain absorbs experience developing redeploying organizing and arranging the data it receives from the body's own absorption of external stimuli which enables us to gain the skills the facilities. If you re interested in new research on brain science this is the work for you It s easy for non scientists to read while still offering fascinating insights about how our brains work


10 thoughts on “Livewired

  1. says:

    You will never think about your brain in the same way again The brain is often portrayed as an organ with different regions dedicated to specific tasks But that textbook model is wrong The brain is a dynamic system constantly modifying its own circuitry to match the demands of the environment and the body in which it finds itself If you were to zoom into the living microscopic cosmos inside the skull you would

  2. says:

    I was really excited to read this book I have previously read Eagleman’s ‘The Brain’ and enjoyed his TV show in the same subject Since first learning of plasticity during neurophysiology lectures at university I have been fascinated by the brain’s ability to adaptEagleman writes at a level that is easy for the average layperson to understand and he relies on anecdotes and case studies to aid the reader There i

  3. says:

    A masterpiece of popular science and one of the most hopeful books I've ever readLet's say there's a kid who has the worst case of

  4. says:

    If you're interested in new research on brain science this is the work for you It's easy for non scientists to read while still offering fascinating insights about how our brains work

  5. says:

    Livewired is a revelatory book with mind opening information on every page If it were only about neural remodeling it would already be a fascinating read But on top of that it presents a ground breaking thesis given vast stretches of time and the ability to test innumerable options Nature has evolved best practices for designing brains Eagleman explores what those are as well as their implications for how hu

  6. says:

    This book elucidates how a brain is constantly adapting and learning from the environment and experiences throughout life The brain is able to t

  7. says:

    Released last month Livewired presents the latest in neuroplasticity as described by David Eagleman A few topics o

  8. says:

    This book was received as an ARC in exchange for an honest reviewEagleman's take here is extremely progressive and that's far from a bad thing The idea that the brain is the control center is nothing new but the idea of plug and play is definitely a concept that I only really associated with electronics before t

  9. says:

    I was on the fence about giving this 4 vs 5 stars The main reason is because I found some parts about the senses particularly around how vision is processed slightly uninteresting But otherwise this book is great

  10. says:

    Interesting book on neuroscience discoveries that perhaps asks uestions than it answers The book does discuss many research discoveries in neuroplasticity and concept of regeneration of the brain as it continues to remap and reorganize itself Eagleman puts forward seven principles of livewiring the brain to co