Friday, March 20, 2015

David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans? - TED Talk

Within this twenty minute TED talk, David Eagleman, an American neuroscientist and writer at Baylor College of Medicine, where he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, talks about how limited we are with what we perceive in every day life.

David Eagleman

He explains that our experience of reality is constrained by our biology. As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. He plans to change this. David Eagleman's research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces to take in previously unseen information about the world around us.

David Eagleman is best known for his published work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is also a New York Times bestselling author and is the writer and presenter of an upcoming six-hour television series, 'The Brain'.


You can find David's website here, http://www.eagleman.com/

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