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A Really Great Read!,
This review is from: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain (Hardcover)
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It isn't often that I will refer to a non-fiction, "pop" science, book as a page turner, but this one is. I enjoyed absolutely every chapter and, like a good novel, really hated to see it end.
Is it narcissistic for humans to be fascinated by the study of our own minds? Probably. But let's face it. The human mind is REALLY interesting, even if we do have to say so ourselves. And David Engleman makes this topic easy to understand with plenty of real-life examples interwoven with the scientific study. Some of the conclusions are expected, some are shocking, and some are important enough to change social policy (if we believe them). This is the print equivalent of a great episode of NOVA. When it's over, you've been entertained, but more importantly, you've learned something. And for those of us who love to read, doesn't that simple desire lay hidden at the base of each reading selection we make?
If you want to really dig deeper into the scientific studies themselves, a comprehensive bibliography is included at the end of the book. You can continue to research to your heart's content by tracking down his source material and reading it for yourself.
Do yourself a favor and read this book. I highly recommend it.