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For more on synesthesia, follow these links:


2 The Synesthesia Battery
Want to know if you are a synesthete? Take the tests on The Synesthesia Battery to find out.

Link Synesthesia on NOVA Science now

A profile of the synesthesia research in the Eagleman lab.

Link Synesthesia on Discovery Channel
For a quick overview of synesthesia, see this 6 minute video with Dr. Eagleman on the Discovery Channel.

Link Synesthesia on Research Channel
For a slightly longer overview, see this 8 minute video with Dr. Eagleman on the Research Channel.

Link Lecture on Synesthesia
For a more complete view of the phenomenon, see David Eagleman's 1 hour talk at the University of Sydney.

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From the Blog

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    The science of de- and re-humanization

    Why do groups of people inflict violence on unarmed neighbors? (Germany, Rwanda, Darfur, Nanking....). Here's the neuroscience point of view.

  • Time perception on the Discovery Channel
    Time perception on the Discovery Channel

    Watch an experiment in which we studied time perception by dropping volunteer subjects from a 150 foot high tower.  Free fall.

  • 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…

  • Love Italo Calvino? Me too. Listen to a BBC Radio documentary.
    Love Italo Calvino? Me too. Listen to a BBC Radio documentary.

    I hosted a BBC radio documentary to explore the imagination of one of Italy's foremost writers, Italo Calvino.

Newsflashes

Why Brain Science Matters

Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.

SUM is Book of the Year: Chicago Tribune

SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.

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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