David Eagleman is an American writer and neuroscientist. He is renowned for his outstanding academic works on brain plasticity, time perception, and synesthesia. David also wrote and presented the BBC international six hours television program The brain with David Eagleman. He used his neuroscientific method in many aspects of social sciences and delivered many important approaches to thinking. He won the fame of a celebrity neuroscientist in the USA.
David Eagleman born in New Mexico, the USA in 1971. His father Arthur Eagleman was a physician and mother Cirel Eagleman was a biology teacher. He became interested in the neural basis of time perception in his childhood. Eagleman finished his high school education from Albuquerque Academy. He was an undergraduate with British and American Literature major from Rice University in 1993. After that, he earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Baylor College in 1998. Nowadays he is an associate professor at Stanford University.
David Eagleman directed a neuroscience research laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a board member of many art organizations. He is also a council member of the World Economic forum.
Eagleman specialized in several neuroscientific types of research such as sensory substitution and time perception. Moreover, he introduced some new kinds of experiments to uncover the timing of perception and the timing of neural signals. In a nice experiment, he and other volunteers jumped from a high place and measured their feelings of time perceptions. He also proposed synesthesia as sensory processing disorder. Moreover, David is the developer of a successful test named Synesthesia Battery. He also worked on visual illusions and neurolaw. He narrated in a documentary on the necessity of knowing about the neuroscience of law enforcement and punishing criminals.
Eagleman also wrote and hosted the popular TV program The Brain With David Eagleman in 2015. According to New York Times, it was one of the popular TV shows of 2015. He wrote a book named ‘Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives’ became a bestseller as a work of fiction. His book ‘Incognito: The Secret Life of the Barin’ also earned huge popularity.
Born: April 25, 1971 (age 45), Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Show: The Brain with David Eagleman
Education: Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine
Awards: Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Spouse: Sarah Alwin (m. 2010)