Short works

Books : reviews

David M. Eagleman.
Canongate. 2011

A thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
  • Why does your foot hit the brake pedal before you are conscious of danger ahead?
  • Why do you hear your name is mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to?
  • Why is a person whose name begins with J more likely to marry another person whose name begins with J?
  • Why is it so difficult to keep a secret?
  • And how is it possible to get angry at yourself: who, exactly, is mad at whom?