You Are Your Biology

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He writes and gives conferences about the workings of the human brain – the unconscious brain, in particular.

In the following 22 minute TED Talk, Eagleman explains some of the most prominent aspects described in detail in his fascinating book Incognito. According to Eagleman, “you are tied to your biology”, your unconscious mind drives most of your life, and your conscious mind is only aware of a tiny bit of what is actually going on. Moreover, you can hardly influence what and who you like. In summary, your free will is very limited and your brain “runs its own show incognito”.

If you are interested in learning more about the workings of your brain and its impact on your personality and choices, we recommend you to read The Mysterious Machine Within You, our article on David Eagleman’s book – Incognito.

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