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October 29, 2009
San Antonio
United States

David Eagleman, PhD, neuroscientist, and best-selling author of SUM: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, shared his thoughts on "The Future of Reality." Dr. Eagleman gave compelling examples of how reality is a matter of individual perception and how Nature's adaptions function as "plug ins" for the brain.

San Antonio
United States
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David Eagleman

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a fiction writer. During the day, he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. At night, he is a fiction writer. His work of fiction, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, became an international bestseller and is published in 23 languages.

Organizing team


San Antonio, TX, United States
  • Paul Ingmundson
    Executive Director
  • Laura Sanchez
    Financial Manager
  • Gloria Haynes
    Admin Asst