David Eagleman (born April 1971) is a neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his published work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a council member in the World Economic Forum, and a New York Times bestselling author published in 27 languages. Contenido 1 Biografía 2 Scientific Specializations 2.1 Time perception 2.2 Synesthesia 2.3 Visual illusions 2.4 Neuroscience and the Law 3 Writing 3.1 Suma 3.2 Why the Net Matters 3.3 Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain 3.4 Other writing 4 Ver también 5 Referencias 6 Publicaciones 6.1 Libros 6.2 Capítulos de libros 6.3 Papeles 7 External links Biography David Eagleman was born April 1971 in New Mexico to a physician father and biology teacher mother. An early experience of falling from a roof raised his interest in understanding the neural basis of time perception. He attended the Albuquerque Academy for high school. As an undergraduate at Rice University, he majored in British and American literature. He spent his junior year abroad at Oxford University and graduated from Rice in 1993. Obtuvo su doctorado. in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine in 1998, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Salk Institute. Eagleman directs a neuroscience research laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine. He serves on the editorial boards of the scientific journals PLoS One and Journal of Vision. Eagleman sits on boards of several arts organizations and is the youngest member of the Board of Directors of the Long Now Foundation. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Next Generation Texas Fellow, a Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, a council member on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Brain & Cognitive Sciences, and although it is unrelated to his scientific contributions, he was recently voted one of Houston's Most Stylish men. Italy's Style fashion magazine named Eagleman one of the "Brainiest, Brightest Idea Guys for 2012" and featured him on the cover. En 2012 he was awarded the Science Educator Award by the Society for Neuroscience. Eagleman has been profiled in popular-press magazines as the New Yorker, Texas Monthly, and Texas Observer,, on pop-culture television programs as The Colbert Report and on the scientific program Nova Science Now. Stewart Brand wrote that "David Eagleman may be the best combination of scientist and fiction-writer alive." Scientific Specializations Time perception Eagleman's scientific work combines psychophysical, conductual, and computational approaches to address the relationship between the timing of perception and the timing of neural signals. Areas for which he is known include temporal encoding, time warping, manipulations of the perception of causality, and time perception in high-adrenaline situations. en un experimento, he dropped himself and other volunteers from a 150 foot tower to measure time perception as they fell. He writes that his long-range goal is "to understand how neural signals processed by different brain regions come together for a temporally unified picture of the world." Synesthesia Synesthesia is an unusual perceptual condition in which stimulation to one sense triggers an involuntary sensation in other senses. Eagleman is the developer of The Synesthesia Battery, a free online test by which people can determine whether they are synesthetic. By this technique he has tested and analyzed thousands of synesthetes, and has written a book on synesthesia with Richard Cytowic, entitled Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. Eagleman has proposed that sensory processing disorder, a common characteristic of autism, may be a form of synesthesia  Visual illusions Eagleman has published extensively on what visual illusions tell us about neurobiology, concentrating especially on the flash lag illusion and wagon wheel effect. Neuroscience and the Law Neurolaw is an emerging field that determines how modern brain science should affect the way we make laws, punish criminals, and invent new methods for rehabilitation. Eagleman is the founder and director of Baylor College of Medicine's Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Writing Sum Eagleman's work of literary fiction, Suma: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, is an international bestseller published in 27 languages. The Observer wrote that "Sum has the unaccountable, jaw-dropping quality of genius," The Wall Street Journal called Sum "inventive and imaginative" and the Los Angeles Times hailed the book as "teeming, writhing with imagination". In the New York Times Book Review, Alexander McCall Smith described Sum as a "delightful, thought-provoking little collection belonging to that category of strange, unclassifiable books that will haunt the reader long after the last page has been turned. It is full of tangential insights into the human condition and poetic thought experiments... It is also full of touching moments and glorious wit of the sort one only hopes will be in copious supply on the other side." Sum was chosen by Time Magazine for their 2009 Summer Reading list, and selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian and The Week. In September 2009, Sum was ranked by Amazon as the #2 bestselling book in the United Kingdom. Sum was named a Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble, The Chicago Tribune, El Guardián, and The Scotsman. Why the Net Matters In 2010 Eagleman published Why the Net Matters (Canongate Books), in which he argued that the advent of the internet mitigates some of the traditional existential threats to civilizations. In keeping with the book's theme of the dematerialization of physical goods, he chose to publish the manuscript as an app for the iPad rather than a physical book. The New York Times Magazine described Why the Net Matters as a "superbook", referring to "books with so much functionality that they’re sold as apps.". Stewart Brand described Why the Net Matters as a "breakthrough work". The project was longlisted for the 2011 Publishing Innovation Award by Digital Book World. Eagleman's talk on the topic, entitled "Six Easy Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization", was voted the #8 Technology talk of 2010 by Fora.tv. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Eagleman's science book Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain is a New York Times bestseller and was named a Best Book of 2011 by Amazon, the Boston Globe, and the Houston Chronicle. Incognito was reviewed as "appealing and persuasive" by the Wall Street Journal y "a shining example of lucid and easy-to-grasp science writing" by The Independent. A starred review from Kirkus described it as "a book that will leave you looking at yourself--and the world--differently." Other writing Eagleman writes for The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, Slate Magazine, The Atlantic, Wired,, The Week, and New Scientist. Discussing both science and literature, Eagleman appears regularly on National Public Radio in America, Inglaterra and Australia. As opposed to committing to strict atheism or to a particular religious position, Eagleman refers to himself as a Possibilian. See also Slow motion perception References ↑ Jump up to: 1.0 1.1 The Possibilian: David Eagleman and the Mysteries of the Brain, El neoyorquino, Apr 25, 2011. ↑ Jump up to: 2.0 2.1 Cytowic RE and Eagleman DM (2009). Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. Cambridge: Prensa del MIT. ↑ Jump up to: 3.0 3.1 3.2 The Brain on Trial, David Eagleman, The Atlantic, Julio 2011 ↑ Jump up to: 4.0 4.1 Inside the List, New York Times, Junio 10, 2011 ↑ Jump up to: 5.0 5.1 Alexander McCall Smith, Eternal Whimsy: Review of David Eagleman's Sum, New York Times Book Review, Junio 12, 2009. Recuperado el 2009-06-14. ↑ Jump up to: 6.0 6.1 Geoff Dyer, Do you really want to come back as a horse?: Geoff Dyer is bowled over by a neuroscientist's exploration of the beyond, El Observador, Junio 7, 2009. Recuperado el 2009-06-12. ↑ Jump up to: 7.0 7.1 David Eagleman's Sum (book review), Los Angeles Times, Febrero 1, 2009. Recuperado el 2009-02-08. ↑ Radiolab: Falling, Septiembre 2010. ↑ Ripley, Amanda (2008). The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why. Crown Books. páginas 65-67. ↑ Association of Rice Alumni. Rice.edu. URL a la que se accede en 2008-12-12. ↑ Guggenheim Fellowship Awards 2011 ↑ The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law Next Generation Project Texas Fellows, retrieved on Sep 5, 2011 ↑ Houston Magazine's Men of Style 2011 ↑ David Eagleman, Style magazine, Dic 2011, Emitir 12, páginas 75-80. ↑ Science Educator Award, Society for Neuroscience, Oct 2012. ↑ The Soul Seeker: A neuroscientist's search for the human essence, Texas Observer, Mayo 28, 2010. ↑ Colbert Report: David Eagleman, Aired July 21, 2011. ↑ Profile: David Eagleman, Nova Science Now, Aired Feb 2, 2011. ↑ Introduction to Eagleman lecture at the Long Now Foundation, Abril 1, 2010. ↑ Eagleman DM (2009). Brain Time. In What's Next? Dispatches on the Future of Science. Ed: Max Brockman. Libros Antiguos. ↑ Burdick, Un (2006). The mind in overdrive. Discover Magazine, 27 (4), 21-22. ↑ Eagleman DM (2008). Human time perception and its illusions. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 18(2):131-6. ↑ Choi, CQ. Time doesn’t really freeze when you’re freaked, MSNBC, Dic 11, 2007. ↑ Exploring Time (documentary), Discovery Channel, 2007 ↑ Eagleman Lab website, recuperado el 2009-02-08 ↑ Novich SD, Cheng S, Eagleman DM (2011). Is synesthesia one condition or many? A large-scale analysis reveals subgroups. Journal of Neuropsychology. 5:353-371. ↑ The blended senses of synesthesia, Los Angeles Times, Feb 20, 2012. ↑ The Brain and The Law, Lecture at the Royal Society for the Arts, Londres, Inglaterra, Abril 21, 2009. ↑ Eagleman DM, Correro MA, Singh J (2009). "Why Neuroscience Matters For a Rational Drug Policy"PDF(125 KB), Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology. ↑ "You are your brain" - David Eagleman on transforming the criminal justice system, Reason TV, Abril 2010. Recuperado el 2012-02-19. ↑ Rígido, Un. In Our End Is Our Beginning, Wall Street Journal, Febrero 13, 2009. ↑ TIME Magazine's 2009 Summer Reading list, Julio 13, 2009. ↑ Nick Lezard, Life after life explained, El Guardián, Junio 13, 2009. ↑ Book of the week: Suma: Forty Tales From the Afterlives by David Eagleman, The Week, Marzo 6, 2009. ↑ Stephen Fry tweet sends book's sales rocketing, El Guardián, Septiembre 11, 2009. ↑ Stephen Fry's Twitter posts on David Eagleman novel sparks 6000% sales spike, The Telegraph, Septiembre 11, 2009. ↑ A new species of book, BBC Radio 4, Today Programme, Dic 13, 2010 ↑ Watch Me, Read Me, New York Times Magazine, Ene 16, 2011 ↑ DBW Innovation Awards longlist, retrieved Jan 16, 2011. ↑ Amazon.com Best Science Books of 2011 ↑ Boston Globe: Best Books of the Year 2011 ↑ Bookish: Best Books of 2011 ↑ The Stranger Within, Wall Street Journal, Junio 15, 2011 ↑ Incognito review, El independiente, Apr 17, 2011 ↑ Kirkus Reviews - Incognito, Apr 15, 2011. ↑ Eagleman DM (2009). America on Deadline, New York Times, Dic 3, 2009 ↑ Eagleman DM (2012). La moraleja de la historia, New York Times, Ago 3, 2012 ↑ Peering Inside the Black Box, David Eagleman, Wall Street Journal, Oct 8, 2012 ↑ Eagleman DM (2007). 10 Unsolved Mysteries Of The Brain, Discover Magazine, Ago 2007. ↑ Eagleman DM (2011). Your brain knows a lot more than you realize, Discover Magazine, Septiembre 2011. ↑ Eagleman (2010). An ode to my matriarchs, every last one, Slate Magazine, Mayo 2010. ↑ "Apocalyse? No. How the internet will save civilization.", WiredUK, Nov 2010. ↑ Eagleman (2011). The Mystery of Expertise, The Week Magazine, Dic 26, 2011. ↑ Eagleman DM (2009). Time isn't what it used to be, Científico nuevo, 15 Oct, 2009. ↑ NPR: Talk of the Nation, Feb 17, 2009. 'Afterlives'. ↑ NPR: On Point, Feb 27, 2009. 'Envisioning the Afterlife'. ↑ All Things Considered, Mayo 18, 2009. Krulwich On Science ↑ Radiolab, Junio 2, 2009 Stayin' Alive. ↑ Radiolab, Septiembre 18, 2009 After Life. ↑ BBC Radio 4 - Front Row with Kirsty Lang, Apr 24, 2009. ↑ Science Weekly - David Eagleman on the Afterlife, Guardian.co.uk, Apr 27, 2009. ↑ The possibility of the afterlife, BBC Radio 4 - Today Programme, Septiembre 10, 2009. ↑ The Interview: Guest David Eagleman, BBC World Service, Dic 6, 2009. ↑ Late Night Live with Phillip Adams - Tales from the Afterlife, Australian Broadcasting Corp., Junio 4, 2009. ↑ Mornings with Margaret Throsby, Australian Broadcasting Corp, Junio 3, 2009. ↑ All in the Mind with Natasha Mitchell, David Eagleman: The afterlife, synesthesia and other tales of the senses, Australian Broadcasting Corp, Junio 20, 2009. ↑ Beyond god and atheism: Why I am a possibilian, David Eagleman, Científico nuevo, Septiembre 27, 2010. ↑ Choose your afterlife, MSNBC.com, Septiembre 10, 2009. ↑ Houston author stunned by buzz over 'possibilian' theory, Dallas Morning News, Junio 16, 2009. ↑ Stray questions for David Eagleman, New York Times Paper Cuts, Julio 10, 2009. Publications Books Behind the I: The Secret Life of the Unconscious Brain, Oxford University Press, 2006 (upcoming) Ten Unsolved Questions of Neuroscience, M.I.T. Prensa, 2006 (upcoming) Hearing Colors, Tasting Sounds: The Kaliedoscopic Brain of Synesthesia, co-authored with Richard Cytowic. Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, Pantheon Books, 2011 Cognitive Neuroscience: A Principles Based Approach, textbook co-authored with Jonathan Downar, Oxford University Press, 2013 (upcoming) LiveWired: How the Brain Reconfigures Itself, 2014 (upcoming) Book Chapters Papers External links David Eagleman's laboratory webpage The Synesthesia Battery, an online resource for synesthetia. The Eagleman prize in mathematics and physics This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (ver autores).
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