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2013 Closing Keynote: David Eagleman

eagleman-david2David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, New York Times best-selling author and Guggenheim Fellow who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He’s also the newly-minted father of a 1-year-old son.

Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and is the Founder and Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. David has written several neuroscience books, including the New York Times bestseller Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia, and the upcoming Live-Wired: How the Brain Rewrites its own Circuitry. He has also written an internationally best-selling book of literary fiction, Sum, which has been translated into 27 languages and was named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes & Noble, New Scientist, and the Chicago Tribune.

Beyond his publications in scientific journals, David also writes for the Atlantic, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate, Wired, and New Scientist. He appears regularly on National Public Radio and BBC to discuss both science and literature, has been a guest on the Colbert Report, and has been profiled in the New Yorker. His talk at the Dad 2.0 Summit is entitled The Brain on Fatherhood.