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“An Evening with…” Houston Public Library’s Summer Author Series Kicks Off with Neuroscientist and Author David Eagleman

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The Houston Public Library kicks off its “An Evening with…” author series for the summer with guest author and neuroscientist David Eagleman. The community is invited to the Central Library on Thursday, June 16 at 6 PM to meet and greet Eagleman. In the two hour presentation Eagleman will be discussing and signing copies of his latest book, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.

For more information, call 832-393-1313 . This event is free and open to the public.

About the Book – Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—is just the tip of the iceberg, what is the rest doing? In this sparkling and provocative new book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries: Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you notice when your name is mentioned in a conversation that you didn’t think you were listening to? What do Ulysses and the credit crunch have in common? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? How is it possible to get angry at yourself? Who, exactly, is mad at whom? Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and visual illusions, Incognito is a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.

About the Author
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. His scientific research is published in journals from Science to Nature, and his neuroscience books include Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia and the forthcoming Live-Wired. He is also the author of an internationally bestselling book of fiction, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

 

Upcoming “An Evening with…” July and August 2011 Author Series

Anna Brashares
The author will discuss and sign copies of her book, Sisterhood Everlasting. This book is the fifth installment in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.

Thursday, July 7, 2011 • 6PM – 8PM
Central Library, 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313

Sarah Bird
The author will discuss and sign copies of her book, The Gap Year.
Thursday, July 14, 2011 • 6PM – 8PM
Central Library, 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313

 

Esmeralda Santiago
The author will discuss and sign copies of her book, Conquistadora.
This presentation is in partnership with Nuestra Palabra, Latino Writers Having Their Say.
Monday, July 25, 2011 • 5:30PM – 7PM
Collier Regional Library, 6200 Pinemont, 77092, 832-393-1740

 

Karleen Koen
This local author will discuss and sign copies of her historical novel, Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV.
Thursday, August 11, 2011 • 6PM – 8PM
Central Library, 500 McKinney, 77002, 832-393-1313

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.

 

 

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