Partial Lecture Schedule for 2015 

Feb 4, 2015 - Houston, TX - The Emery/Weiner School
Feb 12, 2015 - Phoenix, AZ - Arizona State University
Feb 18, 2015 - Houston, TX - Neuhaus Education Center Benefit Luncheon
Feb 25, 2015 - Philadelphia, PA - University of Pennsylvania
 - "What's New In Neurolaw" - Center for Neuroscience & Society
 - "The Kaleidoscopic Brain of Synesthesia" - Penn Humanities Forum
Mar 6, 2015 - Houston, TX - Emerson Unitarian Universalist
Mar 16 - 20, 2015 - Vancouver, BC - TED Talks
Mar 31, 2015 - Houston, TX - Life Science Entrepreneurship Class
Apr 1, 2015 - Houston, TX - Huffington Spotlight on Health
Apr 17, 2015 - Washington, DC - Private Event
Apr 23, 2015 - Houston, TX - The Boniuk Institute
Apr 24, 2015 - Houston, TX - University of Texas at Houston, Ray Reid Lecture
Apr 30, 2015 - Houston, TX - APQC 20th Annual Knowledge Management Conference
May 19, 2015 - New York, NY - Private Event
Sep 22, 2015 - Lebanon, IL - McKendree University, McCammon Distinguished Lecture
Nov 19, 2015 - Houston, TX - Houston Philosophical Society
 

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From the Blog

  • Silicon Immortality: Downloading Consciousness into Computers
    Silicon Immortality: Downloading Consciousness into Computers

    Well before we understand how brains work, we may find ourselves able to digitally copy the brain's structure and able to download the conscious mind into a computer. What are the possibilities and challenges?

  • Discussing dreaming with Henry Rollins
    Discussing dreaming with Henry Rollins

    I recently 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. 

  • The Mystery of Expertise
    The Mystery of Expertise

    To the extent that consciousness is useful, it is useful in small quantities, and for very particular kinds of tasks. It's easy to understand why you would not want to be consciously aware of the intricacies of your muscle movement, but this can be less intuitive when applied to your perceptions, thoughts, and beliefs, which are also final products of…

  • Why public dissemination of science matters
    Why public dissemination of science matters

    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. 

Newsflashes

6 Ways the Internet Will Save Civilization

Read David's new article in Wired magazine: "Apocalyse? No. Six Ways the Internet Will Save Civilization"

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.

McGovern Award for excellence in Communication

David was honored to receive the 2014 John J. McGovern Award for Excellence in Biomedical Education from the American Medical Writers' Assocation. Noted past recipients include authors Oliver Sacks and Abraham Verghese.

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