|Robert V. Levine.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||304 / 2019|
Who are we? Are we all multiple personalities? And how can we control who we become? Using a combination of case studies and cutting-edge research in psychology, biology, neuroscience, and virtual reality, Robert Levine challenges cherished beliefs about the unity and stability of the self, but also suggests that we are more capable of change than we know. Transformation, Levine shows, is the human condition at virtually every level: physically, our cells are unrecognizable from one moment to the next. Cognitively, our self-perceptions are equally changeable; and culturally, the boundaries of the self vary wildly around the world. As we have understood it, the self is a fiction, but our true nature unleashes a world of potential.