Why is it so difficult for us to do those things we know we should? Here's a talk I gave at Stanford Medical School as part of their MedX series.
I have been asked in the past to list ten books that have "inspired, moved, and enlightened" me. Here's my list:
Watch an experiment in which we studied time perception by dropping volunteer subjects from a 150 foot high tower. Free fall.
Hear actress Emily Blunt read the story "The Cast" from Sum.
Brian Eno and I have twice performed a musical version of Sum, once at the Sydney Opera House, and once at the Brighton Dome. Learn more.
Hear the actress Emily Blunt (Young Victoria, Devil Wears Prada) read "The Cast" from Sum. She is one of the dozens of terrific actors who read for the audio book.
Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.
David was honored to receive the 2014 John J. McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Education from the American Medical Writers' Assocation. Noted past recipients include authors Oliver Sacks and Abraham Verghese.