Click on this link to hear the actress Emily Blunt (Young Victoria, Devil Wears Prada) read the story "The Cast" from Sum. She is one of the dozens of terrific actors who read for the audio book.
The shootings at Sandy Hook on December 14, 2012 sparked debate ranging from gun control to bulletproof windows. But the most fruitful approach may be to prioritize our discussion of mental illness.
In February 2011, I spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams.
Brian Eno and I have twice performed a musical version of Sum, once at the Sydney Opera House, and once at the Brighton Dome. Learn more.
Why do groups of people inflict violence on unarmed neighbors? (Germany, Rwanda, Darfur, Nanking....). Here's the neuroscience point of view.
Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.
Read David's new article in Wired magazine: "Apocalyse? No. Six Ways the Internet Will Save Civilization"
Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia has been awarded the Montaigne Medal, Eric Hoffer Award for Books.