This was a nice holiday surprise for me: I was featured on the cover of Italy's Style magazine.
(Click on the cover to read the article)
The prior month it was Brad Pitt, and the month before that, Mick Jagger. Good company!
I was named a CNN Next List Fellow. Watch two clips from the show.
The days of thinking of time as a river—evenly flowing, always advancing—are over. Time perception, just like vision, is a construction of the brain.
I posted before about my scanning of a 3,000 year old mummy, Neskhons. Now, by analyzing the data in several different ranges of electron density, I've found something unexpected: inside the mummy's torso are 4 small funerary amulets.
Hear actress Emily Blunt read the story "The Cast" from Sum.
SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.
Listen to David discussing Sum -- and actor Jeffrey Tambor reading stories from the book -- on WNYC's Radiolab.
David has been named a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow. He will use the fellowship opportunity to pursue the genetics and neuroimaging of synesthesia.