television | January 25, 2011

NOVA Profiles Neuroscience Speaker David Eagleman

Neuroscience speaker David Eagleman — who released his latest book, Why the Net Matters, as an iPad-only app — will be featured on PBS’s venerable science show NOVA on February 2, 2011. An acclaimed neuroscientist, David has found inventive ways of studying brain functions, such as throwing test subjects (himself included) 100 feet into freefall. Set your TiVos now!

From NOVA:
How does the brain construct reality using the information it takes in? Neuroscientist David Eagleman is using a unique brand of “guerilla science” to study time perception—dropping people 100 feet into a net—and synesthesia, a bizarre crossing of the senses in the brain.
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