David M. Eagleman
Fellow: Awarded 2011
Field of Study: Neuroscience
Competition: US & Canada
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and New York Times best-selling author who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action, and is the Founder and Director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. Dr. Eagleman has authored several science books, including Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia, Why the Net Matters, and the upcoming Live-Wired: How the Brain Rewrites its Own Circuitry. He has also written an internationally bestselling book of literary fiction, Sum, which has been translated into twenty-seven languages and was named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble, New Scientist, and the Chicago Tribune. Dr. Eagleman writes for the Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Discover Magazine, Slate, Wired, and New Scientist, and appears regularly on NPR and BBC to discuss both science and literature. He has been a guest on television shows ranging from CNN News to Colbert Report, and been profiled in magazines such as the New Yorker.
Profile photograph by Sharon Steinmann.