Feb 4, 2015 - Houston, TX - The Emery/Weiner School Feb 12, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona State University Feb 18, 2015 - Houston, TX - Neuhaus Education Center Benefit Luncheon Feb 25, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - University of Pennsylvania - "What's New In Neurolaw" - Center for Neuroscience & Society - "The Kaleidoscopic Brain of Synesthesia" - Penn Humanities Forum Mar 16 - 20, 2015 - Vancouver, BC - TED Talks Mar 31, 2015 - Houston, TX - Life Science Entrepreneurship Class Apr 1, 2015 - Houston, TX - Huffington Spotlight on Health Apr 17, 2015 - Washington, DC - Private Event Apr 23, 2015 - Houston, TX - The Boniuk Institute Apr 24, 2015 - Houston, TX - University of Texas at Houston, Ray Reid Lecture Apr 30, 2015 - Houston, TX - "Knowledge and the Brain," APQC May 6, 2015 - Chicago, IL - "The Neuroscience of Touch" May 14, 2015 - Houston, TX - Creativity, Urban Land Institute May 19, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - "Can We Create New Senses in Humans?" Khosla Ventures May 21, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - "The Human Brain: How We Make Decisions" May 26, 2015 - New York, NY - "The Neuroscience of Touch" June 8, 2015 - Houston, TX - MSTP Biomedical Sciences Research Seminar June 16, 2015 - Houston, TX - Harris County Democratic Lawyers Aassociation Summer CLE August 18, 2015 - Houston, TX - "The Innovative Manifesto," Conroe ISD Fine Arts Sep 22, 2015 - Lebanon, IL - McKendree University, McCammon Distinguished Lecture Sep 29, 2015 - Washington, DC - Private Event Oct 14, 2015 - PBS - Debut of "The Brain with David Eagleman" - Stay tuned for lecture dates for the television show Oct 23, 2015 - Boston, MA - Special Symposium: Synesthesia - A Window into Brain Development Nov 18, 2015 - Houston, TX - Rice Institute Discussion Group Nov 19, 2015 - Houston, TX - Houston Philosophical Society Nov 23, 2015 - San Francisco, CA - City Arts
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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?
Our ignorance of the cosmos is too vast to commit to atheism, and yet we know too much to commit to a particular religion. A third position, agnosticism, is often an uninteresting stance in which a person simply questions whether his traditional religious story is true or not true. I call myself a possibilian. Find out why.
I recently spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams.
Interested in synesthesia? Watch a lecture I gave at the University of Sydney in Australia.
David has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He will use the fellowship opportunity to pursue the genetics and neuroimaging of synesthesia.
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.
Sum on Radiolab
Listen to David discussing Sum -- and actor Jeffrey Tambor reading stories from the book -- on WNYC's Radiolab.