Here’s a talk David delivered at the Royal Society for the Arts in London, entitled “The Brain and the Law”.
Interested in the intersection of the brain and the legal system? David directs the Center for Science and Law, which addresses how modern neuroscience will change our view of criminal behavior, punishment, rehabilitation, incentive structuring, and policy making. For readings and more information, please see Scilaw.org.
"David Eagleman may be the best combination of scientist and fiction-writer alive."
- Stewart Brand
"[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
"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
"David Eagleman offers startling lessons.... His method is to ask us to cast off our lazy commonplace assumptions.
- The Guardian
"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
"What Eagleman seems to be calling for is a new Enlightenment."
- Sunday Herald