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David Eagleman



David Eagleman, PhD, is an American neuroscientist, author, and well-known science communicator on the subjects of neuroplasticity, the perception of time, and synesthesia. He has written and hosted popular television shows and documentaries about the brain that have aired around the world.

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David Eagleman: This Neuroscientist Shows You How to Unlock Hidden Strengths of Your Brain

Ideas and the power of your brain.

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Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain

In this sparkling and provocative book, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain.

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Your Brain Knows a Lot More than You Realize

Neuroscientist David Eagleman explores the processes and skills of the subconscious mind, which our conscious selves rarely consider.

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David Eagleman: Powers of the Subconscious

How significant is the subconscious? Though Freudian psychology is mostly discredited, most of our mental activity is indeed subconscious.

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Does Your Brain Care About Other People? It Depends

People are hardwired to dehumanise others but we can overcome this, say David Eagleman and Don Vaughn.

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Why Do We Dream? A New Theory on How It Protects Our Brains

Whenever we learn something new, pick up a new skill, or modify our habits, the physical structure of our brain changes.

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Why Time Seems to Fly by as You Get Older, and How to Slow It Down: A Scientific Explanation by Neuroscientist David Eagleman

Psychologists have indeed shown in several studies that adults, especially those over the age of 40, perceive time as moving faster than it did when they were children. Why?

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David Eagleman: Hits and Misses—How Neuroscience Can Boost Your Creativity

"All ideas have a genealogy," says David Eagleman. A writer, neuroscientist, and adjunct professor at Stanford University, he's definitely clued in to what makes ideas click.

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Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

At once funny, wistful and unsettling, Sum is a dazzling exploration of unexpected afterlives—each presented as a vignette that offers a stunning lens through which to see ourselves in the here and now. In one afterlife, you may find that God is the size of a microbe and unaware of your existence.

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The Brain on Trial

Advances in brain science are calling into question the volition behind many criminal acts. A leading neuroscientist describes how the foundations of our criminal-justice system are beginning to crumble, and proposes a new way forward for law and order.

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