TEDxHouston – Dr. David Eagleman

Posted: October 14, 2013 in Film's and Television, Media, Philosophy, Science

The only thing I disagree with his presentation is he talks about ESP or extrasensory perception as not real and doesn’t actually exist and there isn’t enough science to back up the evidence. I maybe wrong and I’ve obviously not stepped into his shoes and looked at the information he has research but at the same time there are many accounts of ESP research, including government agencies funding research projects to understand the phenomena, tool and techniques involved to achieve such states of consciousness.

Dr. Eagleman holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of scientific expertise include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and is the Founder and Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Dr. Eagleman has written several neuroscience books, including Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia (co-authored with Richard Cytowic, MIT Press, 2009) and Dethronement: The Secret Life of the Unconscious Brain (Pantheon, 2010). He has also written an internationally bestselling book of literary fiction, Sum, which was named a Best Book of 2009 by Barnes and Noble, New Scientist, and the Chicago Tribune. Dr. Eagleman has written for the New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate, and New Scientist, and he appears regularly on National Public Radio to discuss both science and literature.

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