Well before we understand how brains work, we may find ourselves able to digitally copy the brain's structure and able to download the conscious mind into a computer. What are the possibilities and challenges?
Interested in synesthesia? Watch a lecture I gave at the University of Sydney in Australia.
I've had the good fortune to collaborate on stage a couple of times with author Philip Pullman.
Watch an experiment in which we studied time perception by dropping volunteer subjects from a 150 foot high tower. Free fall.
I hosted a BBC radio documentary to explore the imagination of one of Italy's foremost writers, Italo Calvino.
SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.
Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.
Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.