Dr. David M. Eagleman
David M. Eagleman, Ph.D.
is a neuroscientist at the Baylor College of Medicine in
Houston, TX, where he directs the
Laboratory for Perception and Action
as well as the
Initiative on Neuroscience and
He is on the Editorial Boards of
Journal of Vision and
His interests focus largely on how the brain constructs reality, and how different brains do so differently. To this end he uses computational simulations, psychophysics, and neuroimaging. He is the author of several books, including the upcoming Dethronement, an exploration of the work the brain does behind the scenes, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue, a book about synesthesia, a condition in which the senses are mixed. His work on time perception has been featured on Discovery Channel, History Channel, BBC, ABC, PBS, and most major print media.
David is the founder of several companies, and founded the Eagleman Prize in mathematics and physics. He has long been interested in the concept of “silicon immortality”. He is additionally the author of a book of fiction, Sum, which has been translated into 12 languages.
He authored Human time perception and its illusions and Neuroscience and the Law, and coauthored Brief subjective durations contract with repetition, A method for achieving an order-of-magnitude increase in the temporal resolution of a standard CRT computer monitor, Evidence against the snapshot hypothesis of illusory motion reversal, The Effect of Predictability on Subjective Duration, Vividness of mental imagery: individual variation can be measured objectively, and Motion signals bias position judgments: A unified explanation for the flash-lag, flash-drag, flash-jump and Frohlich effects.
David earned his B.A. at Rice University in 1993 and his Ph.D. at Baylor College of Medicine in 1998 with the thesis Computational properties of extracellular calcium dynamics.
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