In the review pipeline

  • Eagleman DM, Savjani R, Ormachea P (under review). How neuroscience can craft effective drug policy.
  • Witthoft N, Winawer J, Eagleman DM (under review). Prevalence of learned grapheme-color pairings in a large online sample of synesthetes.
  • Bosley H, Eagleman DM (under review).  Synesthesia in twins: discordance in monozygotes suggests epigenetic components.
  • Brogaard B, Marlow K, Overgaard M, Tomson SD, Neufeld J, Sinke C,Owen C, Eagleman DM (under review). Deaf Hearing: Implicit discrimination of auditory content in a patient with mixed hearing loss. 
  • Novich SD, Eagleman DM (under review). How many bits per second can be passed through the skin using vibration?: Toward full audio-tactile sensory substitution.


  • Matthews WJ, Terhune DB, vanRijn H, Eagleman DM, Sommer MA, Meck WH (2104). Subjective Duration as a Signature of Coding Efficiency: Emerging Links Among Stimulus Repetition, Predictive Coding, and Cortical GABA Levels. Timing and Time Perception Reviews. In Press.
  • Plitt MH, Savjani RR, Eagleman DM (2014). Are corporations people too?: The neural correlates of moral judgments about corporations and individuals. Social Neuroscience. In Press
  • Savjani RR et al. (2014). Characterizing white matter changes in cigarette smokers via Diffusion Tensor Imaging. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. In Press.
    Hung WY, Simner J, Shillcock R, Eagleman DM (2014). Synaesthesia in Chinese characters: The role of radical function and position. Consciousness and Cognition. 24C:38-48. [Full text]
  • Vaughn DA and Eagleman DM (2013). Spatial warping by oriented line detectors can counteract neural delays. Frontiers in Psychology 4:794. [Full Text]
  • Tomson SN, Narayan M, Allen GI, Eagleman DM (2013). Neural networks of colored sequence synesthesia. Journal of Neuroscience. 33(35):14098-106. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2013). Why public dissemination of science matters: A manifesto. Journal of Neuroscience[Full text]
  • Parsons B, Novich SD, Eagleman DM (2013). Motor-sensory recalibration modulates perceived simultaneity of cross-modal events. Frontiers in Psychology. 4:46. [Full text]
  • Zamm A, Eagleman DM, Schlaug G, Loui P (2013). Pathways to Seeing Music: Enhanced Structural Connectivity in Colored-Music Synesthesia. NeuroImage. 2013 Jul 1;74:359-66. [Full text]
  • Pariyadath V, Plitt M, Churchill S, Eagleman DM (2012). Why overlearned sequences are special: Distinct neural networks for ordinal sequences. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:328. [Full text]
  • Parsons B, Gandhi S, Aurbach EA, Williams N, Williams M, Wassef A, Eagleman DM (2012). Lengthened temporal integration in schizophrenia. Neuropsychologia. 51(2): 372-376. [Full text]
  • Cai M, Stetson C, Eagleman DM (2012). A neural model for temporal order judgments and their active recalibration: a common mechanism for space and time? Frontiers in Psychology. 3:470. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM, Isgur S (2012). Defining a neurocompatibility index for systems of law. In Law of the Future, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law. 1(2012):161-172. [Full text]
  • Pariyadath V, Eagleman DM (2012). Subjective duration distortions mirror neural repetition suppression.PLoS One. 7(12): e49362. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2012). Synesthesia in its protean guises. British Journal of Psychology. 103(1):16-19. [Full text]
  • Bumann B, Eagleman DM (2012). Intuitions of blameworthiness as a heuristic that evaluates the probability of the offender committing future antisocial acts. Thurgood Marshall Law Review. 36(2):129-155.
  • Novich SD, Cheng S, Eagleman DM (2011). Is synesthesia one condition or many? A large-scale analysis reveals subgroups. Journal of Neuropsychology. 5:353-371. [Full text]
  • Tomson S, Avidan N, Lee K, Sarma AK, Tushe R, Milewicz D, Bray M, Leal S, Eagleman DM (2011). The genetics of colored sequence synesthesia: Suggestive evidence of linkage to 16q and genetic heterogeneity for the condition. Behavioural Brain Research. 223(2011):48-52. [Full text]
  • Sadeghi NG, Pariyadath V, Apte S, Eagleman DM, Cook EP (2011). Neural correlates of sub-second time distortion in area MT of visual cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience23(12):3829-40. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2011). The Brain on Trial. The Atlantic. August 2011. [Full text]
  • Piantoni G, Kline KA, Eagleman DM (2010). Beta power correlates with perception in illusory motion reversal. Journal of Vision. 10(13): 18. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2010). Synaesthesia. British Medical Journal. 340: b4616 [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM, Correro MA, Singh J (2010). Why neuroscience matters for a rational drug policy. Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology. 11(1):7-26. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2010). Duration and predictability. In Attention and Time. Eds: Coull and Nobre.
  • Pariyadath V, Eagleman DM (2010). Duration illusions and what they tell us about the brain. In Advances in Cognitive Science: Volume 2. Eds: Srinivasan, Kar, & Pandey. Sage books. 
  • Eagleman DM (2010). How does the timing of neural signals map onto the timing of perception? In Problems of Space and Time in Perception and Action, R. Nijhawan, Ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2009). America on Deadline. New York Times. Dec 3, 2009. [Full text]
  • Cui X, Stetson C, Montague PR, Eagleman DM (2009). Ready…Go: Amplitude of the fMRI Signal Encodes Expectation of Cue Arrival Time. PLoS Biology. 7(8): e1000167. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2009). The objectification of overlearned sequences: A large-scale analysis of spatial sequence synesthesia. Cortex. 45(10): 1266-1277. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM & Pariyadath V (2009). Is subjective duration a signature of coding efficiency? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. 364(1525):1841-51. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM & Goodale MA (2009). Why color synesthesia involves more than color. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 13(7): 288-292. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2009). Brain Time. In What's Next: Dispatches from the Future of Science, M. Brockman, Ed. Vintage Books. [Reprinted at]
  • Eagleman DM (2009). Time isn't what it used to be. New Scientist. Issue 2730, 15 Oct, 2009, [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2009). Temporality, empirical approaches. In The Oxford Companion to Consciousness. Oxford, UK.
  • Eagleman DM (2009). Using time perception to measure fitness for duty. American Psychological Society Military Psychology. 21(S1): S123 - S129. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2009). Silicon Immortality: Downloading Consciousness into Computers. In This Will Change Everything: Ideas That Will Shape the Future, J. Brockman, Ed. Harper Perennial. [Reprinted at]
  • Pariyadath V, Eagleman DM (2008). Brief subjective durations contract with repetition. Journal of Vision. 8(16):1-6. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2008). Human time perception and its illusions. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 18(2):131-6. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2008). Prediction and Postdiction: two frameworks with the goal of delay compensation. Commentary in Brain and Behavioral Sciences. 31(2):205-206. [Full text][Full article]
  • Fiesta MP, Eagleman DM (2008). A method for achieving an order-of-magnitude increase in the temporal resolution of a standard CRT computer monitor. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 174(1):103-105. [Full text]
  • Kline KA, Eagleman DM (2008). Evidence against the snapshot hypothesis of illusory motion reversal. Journal of Vision. 8(4):13, 1-5. [Full text][Web Demo].
  • Eagleman DM (2008). Neuroscience and the Law. Houston Lawyer. 16(6): 36-40. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2008). Envenomation by the Asp Caterpillar, Megalopyge Opercularis. Clinical Toxicology. 46(3):201-5. [Full text]
  • Stetson C, Fiesta MP, Eagleman DM (2007). Does time really slow down during a frightening event? PLoS One. 2(12):e1295. [Full text]
  • Pariyadath V, Eagleman DM (2007). The effect of predictability on subjective duration. PLoS One. 2(11):e1264. [Full text]
  • Cui X, Yang D, Jeter C, Montague PR, Eagleman DM (2007). Vividness of mental imagery: individual variation can be measured objectively. Vision Research. 47(2007): 474–478. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM, Sejnowski TJ (2007). Motion signals bias position judgments: A unified explanation for the flash-lag, flash-drag, flash-jump and Frohlich effects. Journal of Vision. 7(4): 1-12. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM, Kagan AD, Nelson SN, Sagaram D, Sarma AK (2007). A standardized test battery for the study of Synesthesia. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 159: 139-145. [Full text]
  • Stetson C, Cui X, Montague PR, Eagleman DM (2006). Motor-sensory recalibration leads to an illusory reversal of action and sensation. Neuron. 51(5): 651-9. [Full text]
  • Eagleman DM (2006). Futures: A brief history of death switches. Nature. 443(7113): : 882. [Full text] [Anthologized in Futures from Nature]
  • Eagleman DM (2006) Correspondence: Will the Internet save us from epidemics? Nature. 441(7093):574.[Full text]
  • Eagleman DM, Tse PU, Janssen P, Nobre AC, Buonomano D, Holcombe AO (2005). Time and the brain: how subjective time relates to neural time. Journal of Neuroscience. 25(45): 10369-71. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. (2005) News & Views: Distortions of time during rapid eye movements. Nature Neuroscience. 8(7): 850-851. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. (2005) Comment on "The involvement of the orbitofrontal cortex in the experience of regret". Science. 308(5726):1260. [Full text] [Matlab code]
  • Eagleman, D.M. (2005). Obituary: Francis H. C. Crick (1916-2004). Vision Research. 45: 391-393. [Full text (pdf)]
  • Holcombe, A.O., Clifford, C.W.G., Eagleman, D.M, & Pakarian, P. (2005). Illusory motion reversal in tune with motion detectors. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 9(12):559-60. [Full text (pdf)]
  • Kline, K.A., Holcombe, A.O., Eagleman, D.M. (2005). Illusory motion reversal does not imply discrete processing: Reply to Rojas et al. Vision Research. 46(6-7):1158-9. [Full text (pdf)]
  • Eagleman, D.M. (2004). The where and when of intention. Science. 303: 1144-1146. [Full text (pdf)]
  • Eagleman, D.M., Jacobson, J.E., Sejnowski, T.J. (2004). Perceived luminance depends on temporal context. Nature. 428(6985), 854-856. [Full text] [Web demo] [Supplementary material]
  • Kline, K.A., Holcombe, A.O., Eagleman, D.M. (2004). Illusory motion reversal is caused by rivalry, not by perceptual snapshots of the visual field. Vision Research. 44: 2653–2658. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Holcombe, A.O. (2003). Improving science through online commentary. Nature. 423: 15. [Full text] [Supplementary material]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Sejnowski, T.J. (2003). The line-motion illusion can be reversed by motion signals after the line disappears. Perception. 32: 963-968. [Full text] [Web demo]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Sejnowski, T.J. (2002). Untangling spatial from temporal illusions. Trends in Neurosciences. 25(6): 293. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Holcombe, A.O. (2002). Causality and the perception of time. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 6(8): 323-5. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Montague, P.R. (2002) Models of learning and memory. In: Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, MacMillan Press: London. [Full text]
  • Montague, P.R., Eagleman, D.M., McClure, S.M., Berns, G.S. (2002) Reinforcement learning. In: Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science, MacMillan Press: London. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. (2001) Visual Illusions and Neurobiology. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. 2(12): 920-6. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M., Coenen, O.J.D., Mitsner, V., Bartol, T.M., Bell, A.J.,Sejnowski, T.J. (2001). Cerebellar glomeruli: Does limited extracellular calcium direct a new kind of plasticity? Proc. 8th Joint Symposium in Neural Computation. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Sejnowski, T.J. (2001). The flash-lag illusion: distinguishing a spatial from a temporal effect, and why that matters for interpreting visual physiology. Journal of Vision, 1(3), 16a. [Abstract]
  • Rao, R.P.N., Eagleman, D.M., Sejnowski, T.J. (2001) Optimal smoothing in visual motion perception. Neural Computation.13(6):1243-53.[Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Sejnowski, T.J. (2000) Motion integration and postdiction in visual awareness. Science. 287(5460): 2036-8. [Full text][Web demo]
  • Eagleman, D.M. & Sejnowski, T.J. (2000) The position of moving objects: Response. Science. 289(5482):1107a.[Full text][Science Online]
  • Eagleman, D.M., Sejnowski, T.J. (2000) Latency difference versus postdiction: Response to Patel et al. Science. 290(5494): 1051a.[Full text][Science Online]
  • Perret, S.P., Dudek, S., Eagleman, D., Montague, P.R., Friedlander, M.J. (2001) LTD induction in adult visual cortex: Role of stimulus pattern and inhibition. Journal of Neuroscience. 21(7): 2308-2319.[Full text]
  • King, R.D., Wiest, M.C., Montague, P.R., Eagleman, D.M. (2000) Do extracellular calcium signals carry information through neural tissue? Trends in Neurosciences. 23(1):12-13. [Full text]
  • Wiest, M.C., Eagleman, D.M., King, R.D., Montague, P.R. (2000) Dendritic spikes and their influence on extracellular calcium signaling. Journal of Neurophysiology. 83(3):1329-1337. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M., Montague, P.R. (1999) Calcium dynamics in the extracellular space of mammalian neural tissue. Biophysical Journal 76(4):1856-1867. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M. (1998). Doctoral dissertation: Computational properties of extracellular calcium dynamics.[Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M., Montague, P.R. (1998). Computational properties of peri-dendritic calcium fluctuations. Journal of Neuroscience. 18(21): 8580-8589. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M., Person, C., Montague, P.R. (1998). A computational role for dopamine delivery in human decision-making. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 10(5): 623-630. [Full text]
  • Eagleman, D.M., King, R.D., Montague, P.R. (1998). Interaction of nitric oxide and external calcium fluctuations: a possible substrate for rapid information retrieval. Prog Brain Res 1998;118:199-211 [Abstract]  (Also pubished in Nitric Oxide and other diffusible messengers in development, plasticity, and disease. Mize,R.R., Friedlander,M.J., Dawson,T.J., Dawson,V.M., Eds. Amsterdam: Elsevier Press.)
  • Person, C., Eagleman, D.M., King, R.D., Montague, P.R. (1997). Three-dimensional synaptic distributions influence neural processing through the resource consumption principle. J. Physiol, Paris. 90(5-6):330-333. [Abstract]

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