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Incognito by David Eagleman
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Jun 24, 11

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Read from June 19 to 24, 2011

It's the same-old, same-old (if you've ever read a book about the brain) for the first 75%, and then some new stuff about how neuroscience can and should change the criminal justice system in the last part. I did like this comparison: finding out that we don't have as much control over ourselves as we thought we did is like astronomers discovering that the earth was not the center of the universe. It shouldn't depress us; it should invigorate further study. Not too much to apply to teaching in this one, but overall decently thought-provoking.
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message 1: by Jeremy (new) - added it

Jeremy Although, I have read quite a few books about the brain I am still going to read this. Also, yes we are lacking in control genetically as well as many other facets of our lives, but you are correct this should be impetus not evoke impotence in us. Good review.

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