David Eagleman, Ph. D. is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia and neurolaw. His work of fiction, Sum, is an international bestseller published in 27 languages. His book on the internet and civilization, Why the Net Matters, is available as an app for the iPad and as an eBook. Wednesday is Indigo Blue explores the neurological condition of synesthesia, in which the senses are blended. His latest book, the New York Times bestseller Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, explores the neuroscience "under the hood" of the conscious mind - all the aspects of neural function to which we have no awareness or access.
Eagleman is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Next Generation Texas Fellow, a council member on the World Economic Forum, a research fellow in the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and a board member of The Long Now Foundation. He is the scientific advisor for the television drama Perception, and has been profiled on the Colbert Report, NOVA Science Now, the New Yorker, CNN's Next List and many other venues. He appears regularly on radio and television to discuss literature and science.
2013 Brain Awareness Series Lectures
Mysteries of the Mind – What are we learning about the hidden secrets of the brain?
For the past 50+ years, neuroscience research has attempted to reveal the power and potential of the brain. Now, brain science has evolved to look deeply into the brain - and find answers.
Who are we? Why do we do odd things sometimes? Can we stimulate specific places in the brain to fight disease? New approaches and the latest technologies are helping us understand the origins of intuition, the benefits of social networks, and the best ways to address conditions such as movement disorders and depression.
Join us and discover how probing into the brain’s intricacies turns novel ideas into better lives.
Single Tickets, General Admission only: $33.00 at the PCPA Box Office / $36.00 online