The subconscious mind: What are our deep and secret thoughts?

David Eagleman, Ph.D.

David Eagleman

Director, Laboratory for Perception and Action; Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and Law; Author, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, Baylor College, Houston, Texas

David Eagleman, Ph. D. is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia and neurolaw. His work of fiction, Sum, is an international bestseller published in 27 languages. His book on the internet and civilization, Why the Net Matters, is available as an app for the iPad and as an eBook. Wednesday is Indigo Blue explores the neurological condition of synesthesia, in which the senses are blended. His latest book, the New York Times bestseller Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, explores the neuroscience "under the hood" of the conscious mind - all the aspects of neural function to which we have no awareness or access. 

Eagleman is a Guggenheim Fellow, a Next Generation Texas Fellow, a council member on the World Economic Forum, a research fellow in the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies and a board member of The Long Now Foundation.  He is the scientific advisor for the television drama Perception, and has been profiled on the Colbert Report, NOVA Science Now, the New Yorker, CNN's Next List and many other venues. He appears regularly on radio and television to discuss literature and science.