Friday, July 22, 2011

Neuroscientist David Eagleman on Colbert Report on 7/21/11

I was catching up on some television watching when I discovered this little nugget.  Dr. David Eagleman has written the book, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain which examines the various processes that occur without the conscious mind being aware.  The reviews on Amazon are mixed, but for those of us who are not in the neuroscience field, it could be a good read.  In the interview, he comes across as a younger, cool, hip and bright neuroscientist.  He does not come off all like the stereotypical stodgy scientist image.  It's a short, fun interview.  Who knows, it may just make a student interested in the brain.

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posted by Chuck Schallhorn

2 comments:

Rob Mc said...

Cool! I got to see him speak (he wore the same jacket :) and he is very engaging. Excited to read the book. He wrote an article for The Atlantic recently that is a good summary of the "legal argument" part of the book. http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/07/the-brain-on-trial/8520/

Celeste said...

Great interview. I think my students would love this.