Where do our thoughts come from? How do we make choices and trust our judgments? What is the role of the unconscious? Can we manipulate our dreams? In this mind-bending international best seller, award-winning neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explores the complex answers to these and many other age-old questions.
Drawing on research in physics, linguistics, psychology, education, and more, Dr. Sigman explains why people who speak more than one language are less prone to dementia, how infants can recognize by sight objects they've previously only touched, how babies - even before they utter their first word - have an innate sense of right and wrong, and how we can read the thoughts of vegetative patients by decoding patterns in their brain activity.
The cutting-edge research presented in The Secret Life of the Mind revolutionizes how we understand the role that neuroscience plays in our lives, unlocking the mysterious cerebral processes that control the ways in which we learn, reason, feel, think, and dream.