Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Eagleman does a terrific job of explaining the relationship between the conscious and unconscious mind. The latter only providing the former with the major details, similar to how a newspaper gives you the headlines for the day. He describes how our thoughts and actions are largely a result of the unconscious mind, not the conscious mind as we like to believe. Using a plethora of examples, he demonstrates how concepts like “free will” might not be as cut and dry as they seem. Reading Notes