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David appears regularly on NPR and BBC to discuss science.  Listen to some recent appearances here:

  • Michio Kaku’s Science Fantastic – upcoming
  • Suspended In Air: Italo Calvino, BBC Radio 3, Sunday Feature, June 3, 2012 Podcast
  • World Service, BBC Radio 4, May 26, 2012
  • BBC Radio 5, Richard Bacon, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • Night Waves, BBC Radio 3, May 24, 2012: Podcast
  • David Sirota Show, AM760 - Colorado, September 30, 2011: Podcast
  • Day 6, hosted by Brent Bambury, CBC, September 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Big Picture Science, SETI Institute Radio - August 29, 2011: Podcast
  • Shrink Rap Radio, August 12, 2011: Podcast
  • Brain Science Podcast, hosted by Dr. Ginger Campbell, July 11, 2011: Podcast
  • The Conversation, hosted by Ross Reynolds, KUOW, June 28, 2011: Podcast
  • The Leonard Lopate Show, WNYC, June 6, 2011: Podcast
  • The Forum, Apr 23, 2011: Podcast
  • Science Weekly, Apr 10, 2011: Podcast
  • Start of the Week, Apr 4, 2011: Podcast
  • Nature Podcast, April 2011: Podcast
  • Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, National Public Radio, May 31, 2011: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, March 8, 2011: PodcastPublic Radio
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, September 20, 2010: Podcast
  • Radiolab, hosted by Jab Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, July 27, 2009: Podcast
  • BBC World Service, June 24, 2010: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, hosted by Natasha Mitchell, Australian Broadcasting Corportaion, 20 June 2009: Podcast
  • The Interview, BBC World Service, 12 June, 2009: Podcast
  • Late Night Live with Philip Adams, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, June 4, 2009: Podcast
  • All Things Considered, Robert Krulwich, National Public Radio, May 18, 2009: Podcast
  • Front Row, BBC Radio 4, April 24, 2009: Podcast
  • On Point with Tom Ashbrook, National Public Radio: Podcast
  • Talk of the Nation, National Public Radio, Feb 17, 2009: Podcast
  • All in the Mind, BBC Radio 4, July 22, 2008: Podcast

From the Blog

  • James Holmes’ Brain: Some Initial Speculations
    James Holmes’ Brain: Some Initial Speculations

    In the wake of the Aurora movie theater shooting, many people had the same questions: What kind of derangement is indicated by the horrific acts of James Holmes? What is wrong with his brain? How will his mental state play out in the courts?

  • The Mystery of Expertise
    The Mystery of Expertise

    To the extent that consciousness is useful, it is useful in small quantities, and for very particular kinds of tasks. It's easy to understand why you would not want to be consciously aware of the intricacies of your muscle movement, but this can be less intuitive when applied to your perceptions, thoughts, and beliefs, which are also final products of…

  • Ten books I love
    Ten books I love

    I was recently asked to list ten books that have "inspired, moved, and enlightened" me. Here's my list:

  • Discovering amulets inside the mummy
    Discovering amulets inside the mummy

    I recently posted about my scanning of a 3,000 year old mummy, Neskhons. Now, by analyzing the data in several different ranges of electron density, I've found something unexpected: inside the mummy's torso are 4 small funerary amulets.

Newsflashes

McGovern Award for excellence in Communication

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.

Neurolaw: The Brain on Trial

Want to know how neuroscience will force major changes in our criminal justice system? Read David's article The Brain on Trial in The Atlantic. Now anthologized in 2012 Best American Science and Nature Writing.
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Eagleman and Brian Eno bring Sum to Sydney Opera House

In June, 2009, David Eagleman collaborated with musician/producer Brian Eno to perform a musical reading of Sum to 1,000 people at the Sydney Opera House. In May of 2010 they performed together again to 1,200 people at the Brighton Dome in England. Stay tuned for further performances.

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