" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
David Eagleman is is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia and neurolaw.
His book on neuroscience include Wednesday is Indigo Blue, and the recently published Incognito. He writes regularly for the New York Times, Wired, Discover, Slate, and New Scientist, and is a repeat guest on NPR, discussing both science and literature - his twin passions. He also recently published an iPad only book, Why the Net Matters.
David is also a fiction writer. His novel Sum: Forty Tales From the Afterlives, was named a Best Book of The Year by Barnes and Noble, and inspired Brian Eno to write twelve new pieces of music, which he performed, with Eagleman, at the Sydney Opera House. David Eagleman has been our guest on Little Atoms twice.
Interview 1 first broadcast on 22nd May 2009.
Interview 2 first broadcast on 8th April 2011.