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"David Eagleman may be the best combination of scientist and fiction-writer alive."

- Stewart Brand

"Eagleman has a talent for testing the untestable, for taking seemingly sophomoric notions and using them to nail down the slippery stuff of consciousness."

The New Yorker

"What Eagleman seems to be calling for is a new Enlightenment."

Sunday Herald 

"David Eagleman offers startling lessons.... His method in both Sum and his new book, Incognito, is to ask us to cast off our lazy, commonplace assumptions."

- The Guardian

"[A] neuroscientist and polymath."

- Wall Street Journal

"David Eagleman is the kind of guy who really does make being a neuroscientist look like fun"

- New York Times

"A popularizer of impressive gusto...[Eagleman] aims, grandly, to do for the study of the mind what Copernicus did for the study of the stars."

- New York Observer

Upcoming Books 

LiveWired: How the Brain Reconfigures Itself. David Eagleman. 2014.

Cognitive Neuroscience: A Principles Based Approach (Textbook). David M. Eagleman and Jonathan Downar. Oxford University Press. 2014.

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Newsflashes

Eagleman and Brian Eno bring Sum to Sydney Opera House

In June, 2009, David Eagleman collaborated with musician/producer Brian Eno to perform a musical reading of Sum to 1,000 people at the Sydney Opera House. In May of 2010 they performed together again to 1,200 people at the Brighton Dome in England. Stay tuned for further performances.

Emily Blunt reads for the Sum audio book

Hear the actress Emily Blunt (Young Victoria, Devil Wears Prada) read "The Cast" from Sum. She is one of the dozens of terrific actors who read for the audio book.

Sum named Book of the Year by New Scientist

Sum was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009.

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