Some physicists and philosophers would say no, time is an illusion; time is not real. How can that be? Is our sense of time all wrong?
The author Will Self and I appeared on stage together to discuss life, death, and what makes good writing.
I posted before 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.
I was named a CNN Next List Fellow. Watch two clips from the show.
The days of thinking of time as a river—evenly flowing, always advancing—are over. Time perception, just like vision, is a construction of the brain.
In September, 2009, Sum became the number 2 book in the United Kingdom on Amazon's bestseller list, only behind Dan Brown's Lost Symbol.
Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia has been awarded the Montaigne Medal, Eric Hoffer Award for Books.
Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.