Why the Net Matters

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

  • Why public dissemination of science matters
    Why public dissemination of science matters

    Communicating science to the public can take time away from a busy research career. So why should scientists do it? I offer a manifesto of six reasons in the Journal of Neuroscience. 

  • A note about head shape in mummies
    A note about head shape in mummies

    A few months ago I scanned a 3,000 mummy. What can (and can't) be concluded based on his perspicuously elongated skull shape, known as dolicocephy (elongated head)?  

  • After Sandy Hook: Why mental illness matters
    After Sandy Hook: Why mental illness matters

    The shootings at Sandy Hook sparked debate ranging from gun control to bulletproof windows. But the most fruitful approach may be to prioritize our discussion of mental illness.

  • Breivik's Brain
    Breivik's Brain

    What could explain Anders Breivik's shooting attack in Oslo, Norway? While this is debated from the angles of politics, religion, and sociology, I want to ask this from the viewpoint of neurobiology.

Newsflashes

How the Internet will save civilization

David's iPad app "Why the Net Matters, or Six Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization" was recently called a "superbook" by the New York Times Magazine. For a taste of the argument, read David's article in WIRED or watch a video of his talk at the Long Now Foundation. Don't have an iPad? The manuscript is now available as an eBook.

Eagleman TEDx talk

See David Eagleman's TEDx talk entitled "The Future of Reality"

The secret life of the lab

Want to know more about the inner workings of a neuroscience lab? Watch a video profile of David and his students on NOVA Science Now.
Nova Science Now

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