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Black Holes, Beakers, and Books: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Sunday, May 20, 2012 | Other Dates  
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Are you interested in exploring the vast mysteries of the cosmos, understanding human evolutionary history or talking about the long-term future of the planet earth? These topics and more will be discussed in Black Holes, Beakers, and Books, a book club that reads and discusses popular science books published within the last five years.

Join us for a discussion of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman. Acclaimed for his recent collection of fictional vignettes, Eagleman draws upon his day job as a neuroscientist to write this work of nonfiction. He explores the inner workings of the subconscious mind, using vivid written illustrations to explain how our brains behave when we don't even realize it. The neural impulses behind optical illusions, hallucinations, gut feelings, synesthesia and other tricks of the mind are laid bare.

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Event fee: Free
Location:
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Contact:
Rita
412.622.3151
newandfeatured@carnegielibrary.org


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