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September 29, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
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With rave reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly, from Khaled Hosseini and Russell Brand alike, Livewired is a fascinating review of the brain that you absolutely need right now. With his usual clarity, approachability and brilliance, acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman offers with this book a hope that even 2020 cannot crush: the ability of your brain, perhaps the world’s most complex machine, to adapt constantly to change. How does the brain absorb new experiences, sensory input, and insight? How does it interface with new technologies, or the sudden loss of sight? The answers this beloved writer puts forward will delight and inform you.
Bolstered by Eagleman’s wit and contagious enthusiasm, Livewired details the connection between our bodies and minds, the brain’s adaptations to grief, responses to change, and more. It is a manual to the self that you didn’t know you needed, accented with captivating stories from the frontiers of neuroscience.
In an hour-long conversation online with Angie Coiro for This is Now, return favorite Eagleman shares science that is triumphant and hopeful.
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