David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University and an internationally bestselling author. He is co-founder of two venture-backed companies, Neosensory and BrainCheck, and he also directs the Center for Science and Law, a national non-profit institute. Dr. Eagleman graduated with his PhD in neuroscience from Baylor College of Medicine, and his work has branched into topics including sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia, and neurolaw.
He is the writer and presenter of the international PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman, and the author of the companion book, The Brain: The Story of You. He is also the writer and presenter of The Creative Brain on Netflix. Beyond his 120+ academic publications, he has published many popular books, including Livewired, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, SUM, Safety Net, Wednesday is Indigo Blue, and The Runaway Species. Dr. Eagleman is a TED speaker, a Guggenheim Fellow, and serves on several boards, including the American Brain Foundation and the The Long Now Foundation. He is the chief scientific advisor for the Mind Science Foundation and the winner of the Claude Shannon Luminary Award from Bell Labs and the McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Communication.