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The secret lives of the brain

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By Jur BruijnsOn 22 Nov 2011

David Eagleman, neuroscientist and author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, discusses the relatively minor role that the conscious mind plays in comparison to the rest of the brain. "The conscious part is like a stowaway on a transatlantic steamship that's taking credit for the whole journey without acknowledging the engineering underfoot," he says.

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