Listen to British rocker Jarvis Cocker read the story "Descent of Species" from Sum. He is one of the dozens of terrific voices who read for the audio book. Jarvis is known for his raw and edgy albums such as Jarvis and Further Complications.
Why do groups of people inflict violence on unarmed neighbors? (Germany, Rwanda, Darfur, Nanking....). Here's the neuroscience point of view.
Communicating science to the public can take time away from a busy research career. So why should scientists do it? I offer a manifesto of six reasons in the Journal of Neuroscience.
I had the pleasure of being profiled by my favorite magazine, The New Yorker. Read the article here.
In October 2010, I spoke at PopTech on the limits of science, the problems of false dichotomies, and my new movement of possibilianism. See the video.
Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.
David has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He will use the fellowship opportunity to pursue the genetics and neuroimaging of synesthesia.
Sum was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009.