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David Eagleman

Neuroscientist; New York Times Bestselling Author; Direct the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine

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 David Eagleman Biography

David Eagleman 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. At night he writes. 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 -- in other words, 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 an academic editor for several scientific journals, and has been named one of 2012's Brightest Idea Guys by Italy's Style magazine. 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.

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Books
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia

Wednesday Is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia

Why the Net Matters, or Six Easy Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization

Why the Net Matters, or Six Easy Ways to Avert the Collapse of Civilization

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

Speaking Topics
  • Your Brain on Social Media

    What do advances in neuroscience reveal about the way our brains—and our conscious and subconscious selves—engage with social media? In a breathtaking talk, David Eagleman draws on an array of freshly-minted research to show us how and why we react so powerfully, and even so addictively, to this important new technology. What is so appealing about social media that has made Tweeters, followers, and "friends" out of billions of people worldwide? Our brains, Eagleman explains, are simply hardwired to "like" many aspects of social media: the sharing, the linking, the constant presence of your friends. For companies to dominate this space, they must understand what these intrinsically satisfying engagement points are—and Eagleman is among the first to dive in and investigate. Reputation and trust, so fragile in the real world, gain a whole new importance in social media. And notions of cool trump matters of cost. Cutting through speculation, anecdotal evidence, and fuzzy marketing speak, Eagleman makes vivid and practical sense of the brave new field of social neuroscience. He shows you why our brains can't help but love social media, and how to reconfigure your efforts to make use of this stunning new knowledge.

  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

    If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing? This is the question that David Eagleman has spent years researching and which he answers in this up-to-the-minute talk, chock-full of verve, wit, and startling new discoveries. Our behavior, thoughts, and experiences are inseparably linked to a vast, wet, chemical-electrical network called the nervous system. The machinery is utterly alien to us, and yet, somehow, it is us. Eagleman takes us into the depths of the subconscious to answer some of our deepest mysteries. Why does the conscious mind know so little about itself? What do Ulysses and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Eagleman charts new terrain in neuroscience and helps us understand how our perceptions of ourselves and our world result from the hidden workings of the most wondrous thing we have ever discovered: the human brain.

  • The Brain Science of Getting Things Done

    David Eagleman examines the contracts people make with their future selves—"I'll eat this cake if I promise to go to the gym tomorrow"—and pinpoints how this can be leveraged effectively when it comes to getting things done. (This talk expands upon a popular New York Times Op-Ed in which he discussed the concept of a Ulysses contract, and suggested that president Obama was setting up the nation in such a contract by committing to a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.) In a fast-paced talk, Eagleman explores the powers and tyrannies of deadlines, how brains simulate the future (sometimes badly), why holding "open loops" is costly, and why the enemy of productivity is unpredictability.

  • Emotion, Motivation, and Reputation: What Matters to the Mind of the Consumer

    What motivates people to care about a brand? Why do people show loyalty to corporations? What is the role of emotion in decision-making? Brain scientist David Eagleman marshals surprising new data from social neuroscience to show that people use the same brain circuitry to relate to brands as they do to one another. This suggests strong motivation for companies to work on reputation, loyalty and trust—subconscious issues which powerfully navigate customer decisions, but are missed by traditional methods of market research. Traditional research fails for two reasons: (1) it usually probes the conscious mind of the customer, which is not, in the end, what drives actual purchasing decisions, and (2) it is geared to measure the immediate influence of branding changes, while investments in social reputation pay off on a slower time scale. In this talk, Dr. Eagleman translates cutting-edge neuroscience into everyday examples to illuminate customer motivations, emotions, and decision-making from new angles.

  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Financial Decisions

    Why do people store their money in Christmas accounts that earn no interest? What do Odysseus and the sub-prime mortgage meltdown have in common? What is the cost of time, brain-wise? Do impulsive people view waiting as having a higher cost? Why do patients on Parkinson's medications become compulsive gamblers? How could President Obama have improved the delivery of his 18 month promise to withdraw from Afghanistan? What happens when two people enter economic exchanges, and what have we learned about the roles of trust and reputation? How can we take lessons from brain science to make better decisions? In this talk, Dr. Eagleman translates cutting-edge neuroscience into everyday examples to illuminate financial decision-making from new angles.

News
  • PBS Announces New Series: THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN

    Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced the production of its newest science series, THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN (w.t.), six one-hour episodes that tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on a visually spectacular journey into why they feel and think the things they do.

  • David Eagleman Would Like to Introduce You to Your Brain

    Dr. David Eagleman wants to make you more conscious. The Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist has built a successful career out of studying how we perceive the world, earning himself a personal lab and over 100 publications in academic journals.

  • David Eagleman talks about how to emulate a human brain ...

    "I actually think it's a possibility that we'll have a simulation of a brain before we understand it," neuroscientist David Eagleman told Tech Insider in a recent ...

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David Eagleman

Neuroscientist; New York Times Bestselling Author; Direct the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine

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David Eagleman Biography

David Eagleman 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. At night he writes. 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 -- in other words, 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 an academic editor for several scientific journals, and has been named one of 2012's Brightest Idea Guys by Italy's Style magazine. 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.

David Eagleman Videos

  • David Eagleman: "Can We Create New Senses for Humans?"
  • Talks at GS – David Eagleman: The Neuroscience of Creativity ...
    Nov 15, 2017 ... Stanford University neuroscientist David Eagleman has spent his life studying the power of the human brain. In this discussion at...
  • New Work Summit | 2016 | Day 2 | David Eagleman - YouTube
    Mar 3, 2016 ... The New York Times conferences convene speakers and delegates from around the country and the globe to address crucial topics,...

David Eagleman Books

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David Eagleman Speaking Topics

  • Your Brain on Social Media

    What do advances in neuroscience reveal about the way our brains—and our conscious and subconscious selves—engage with social media? In a breathtaking talk, David Eagleman draws on an array of freshly-minted research to show us how and why we react so powerfully, and even so addictively, to this important new technology. What is so appealing about social media that has made Tweeters, followers, and "friends" out of billions of people worldwide? Our brains, Eagleman explains, are simply hardwired to "like" many aspects of social media: the sharing, the linking, the constant presence of your friends. For companies to dominate this space, they must understand what these intrinsically satisfying engagement points are—and Eagleman is among the first to dive in and investigate. Reputation and trust, so fragile in the real world, gain a whole new importance in social media. And notions of cool trump matters of cost. Cutting through speculation, anecdotal evidence, and fuzzy marketing speak, Eagleman makes vivid and practical sense of the brave new field of social neuroscience. He shows you why our brains can't help but love social media, and how to reconfigure your efforts to make use of this stunning new knowledge.

  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

    If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing? This is the question that David Eagleman has spent years researching and which he answers in this up-to-the-minute talk, chock-full of verve, wit, and startling new discoveries. Our behavior, thoughts, and experiences are inseparably linked to a vast, wet, chemical-electrical network called the nervous system. The machinery is utterly alien to us, and yet, somehow, it is us. Eagleman takes us into the depths of the subconscious to answer some of our deepest mysteries. Why does the conscious mind know so little about itself? What do Ulysses and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Eagleman charts new terrain in neuroscience and helps us understand how our perceptions of ourselves and our world result from the hidden workings of the most wondrous thing we have ever discovered: the human brain.

  • The Brain Science of Getting Things Done

    David Eagleman examines the contracts people make with their future selves—"I'll eat this cake if I promise to go to the gym tomorrow"—and pinpoints how this can be leveraged effectively when it comes to getting things done. (This talk expands upon a popular New York Times Op-Ed in which he discussed the concept of a Ulysses contract, and suggested that president Obama was setting up the nation in such a contract by committing to a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.) In a fast-paced talk, Eagleman explores the powers and tyrannies of deadlines, how brains simulate the future (sometimes badly), why holding "open loops" is costly, and why the enemy of productivity is unpredictability.

  • Emotion, Motivation, and Reputation: What Matters to the Mind of the Consumer

    What motivates people to care about a brand? Why do people show loyalty to corporations? What is the role of emotion in decision-making? Brain scientist David Eagleman marshals surprising new data from social neuroscience to show that people use the same brain circuitry to relate to brands as they do to one another. This suggests strong motivation for companies to work on reputation, loyalty and trust—subconscious issues which powerfully navigate customer decisions, but are missed by traditional methods of market research. Traditional research fails for two reasons: (1) it usually probes the conscious mind of the customer, which is not, in the end, what drives actual purchasing decisions, and (2) it is geared to measure the immediate influence of branding changes, while investments in social reputation pay off on a slower time scale. In this talk, Dr. Eagleman translates cutting-edge neuroscience into everyday examples to illuminate customer motivations, emotions, and decision-making from new angles.

  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Financial Decisions

    Why do people store their money in Christmas accounts that earn no interest? What do Odysseus and the sub-prime mortgage meltdown have in common? What is the cost of time, brain-wise? Do impulsive people view waiting as having a higher cost? Why do patients on Parkinson's medications become compulsive gamblers? How could President Obama have improved the delivery of his 18 month promise to withdraw from Afghanistan? What happens when two people enter economic exchanges, and what have we learned about the roles of trust and reputation? How can we take lessons from brain science to make better decisions? In this talk, Dr. Eagleman translates cutting-edge neuroscience into everyday examples to illuminate financial decision-making from new angles.

FAQs on booking David Eagleman

  • How to book David Eagleman?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like David Eagleman for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for David Eagleman, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for David Eagleman or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book David Eagleman?

    Booking fees for David Eagleman, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Eagleman, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Eagleman?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Eagleman for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Eagleman for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Eagleman or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Eagleman or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Eagleman is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Eagleman for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. David Eagleman generally travels from Silicon Valley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Dr. Michio Kaku, Ray Kurzweil, Antonio Damasio, Michael Gazzaniga and Peter Thiel. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Eagleman for an upcoming event.

David Eagleman Speaker Videos

  • David Eagleman: "Can We Create New Senses for Humans?"
    Talks at GS – David Eagleman: The Neuroscience of Creativity ...
    Nov 15, 2017 ... Stanford University neuroscientist David Eagleman has spent his life studying the power of the human brain. In this discussion at Goldman ...
  • New Work Summit | 2016 | Day 2 | David Eagleman - YouTube
    Mar 3, 2016 ... The New York Times conferences convene speakers and delegates from around the country and the globe to address crucial topics, present innovative solutions a ...
    Can we create new senses for humans? | David Eagleman - YouTube
    Mar 18, 2015 ... As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He...
  • David Eagleman: Brain over mind? - YouTube
    Apr 19, 2013 ... David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. His areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of...
    TEDxHouston - Dr. David Eagleman - YouTube
    Oct 12, 2010 ... Dr. Eagleman holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of scientific expertise ...

David Eagleman Speaking Topics

  • Your Brain on Social Media

    What do advances in neuroscience reveal about the way our brains—and our conscious and subconscious selves—engage with social media? In a breathtaking talk, David Eagleman draws on an array of freshly-minted research to show us how and why we react so powerfully, and even so addictively, to this important new technology. What is so appealing about social media that has made Tweeters, followers, and "friends" out of billions of people worldwide? Our brains, Eagleman explains, are simply hardwired to "like" many aspects of social media: the sharing, the linking, the constant presence of your friends. For companies to dominate this space, they must understand what these intrinsically satisfying engagement points are—and Eagleman is among the first to dive in and investigate. Reputation and trust, so fragile in the real world, gain a whole new importance in social media. And notions of cool trump matters of cost. Cutting through speculation, anecdotal evidence, and fuzzy marketing speak, Eagleman makes vivid and practical sense of the brave new field of social neuroscience. He shows you why our brains can't help but love social media, and how to reconfigure your efforts to make use of this stunning new knowledge.

  • Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

    If the conscious mind—the part you consider you—accounts for only a fraction of the brain's function, what is all the rest doing? This is the question that David Eagleman has spent years researching and which he answers in this up-to-the-minute talk, chock-full of verve, wit, and startling new discoveries. Our behavior, thoughts, and experiences are inseparably linked to a vast, wet, chemical-electrical network called the nervous system. The machinery is utterly alien to us, and yet, somehow, it is us. Eagleman takes us into the depths of the subconscious to answer some of our deepest mysteries. Why does the conscious mind know so little about itself? What do Ulysses and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Eagleman charts new terrain in neuroscience and helps us understand how our perceptions of ourselves and our world result from the hidden workings of the most wondrous thing we have ever discovered: the human brain.

  • The Brain Science of Getting Things Done

    David Eagleman examines the contracts people make with their future selves—"I'll eat this cake if I promise to go to the gym tomorrow"—and pinpoints how this can be leveraged effectively when it comes to getting things done. (This talk expands upon a popular New York Times Op-Ed in which he discussed the concept of a Ulysses contract, and suggested that president Obama was setting up the nation in such a contract by committing to a deadline for withdrawal from Afghanistan.) In a fast-paced talk, Eagleman explores the powers and tyrannies of deadlines, how brains simulate the future (sometimes badly), why holding "open loops" is costly, and why the enemy of productivity is unpredictability.

  • Emotion, Motivation, and Reputation: What Matters to the Mind of the Consumer

    What motivates people to care about a brand? Why do people show loyalty to corporations? What is the role of emotion in decision-making? Brain scientist David Eagleman marshals surprising new data from social neuroscience to show that people use the same brain circuitry to relate to brands as they do to one another. This suggests strong motivation for companies to work on reputation, loyalty and trust—subconscious issues which powerfully navigate customer decisions, but are missed by traditional methods of market research. Traditional research fails for two reasons: (1) it usually probes the conscious mind of the customer, which is not, in the end, what drives actual purchasing decisions, and (2) it is geared to measure the immediate influence of branding changes, while investments in social reputation pay off on a slower time scale. In this talk, Dr. Eagleman translates cutting-edge neuroscience into everyday examples to illuminate customer motivations, emotions, and decision-making from new angles.

  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Financial Decisions

    Why do people store their money in Christmas accounts that earn no interest? What do Odysseus and the sub-prime mortgage meltdown have in common? What is the cost of time, brain-wise? Do impulsive people view waiting as having a higher cost? Why do patients on Parkinson's medications become compulsive gamblers? How could President Obama have improved the delivery of his 18 month promise to withdraw from Afghanistan? What happens when two people enter economic exchanges, and what have we learned about the roles of trust and reputation? How can we take lessons from brain science to make better decisions? In this talk, Dr. Eagleman translates cutting-edge neuroscience into everyday examples to illuminate financial decision-making from new angles.

David Eagleman News

  • PBS Announces New Series: THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN

    Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS announced the production of its newest science series, THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN (w.t.), six one-hour episodes that tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on a visually spectacular journey into why they feel and think the things they do.

  • David Eagleman Would Like to Introduce You to Your Brain

    Dr. David Eagleman wants to make you more conscious. The Baylor College of Medicine neuroscientist has built a successful career out of studying how we perceive the world, earning himself a personal lab and over 100 publications in academic journals.

  • David Eagleman talks about how to emulate a human brain ...

    "I actually think it's a possibility that we'll have a simulation of a brain before we understand it," neuroscientist David Eagleman told Tech Insider in a recent ...

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