CHIEF SCIENCE advisor
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author, and was named Chief Science Advisor for the Mind Science Foundation in 2013. He heads the Center for Science and Law, a national non-profit institute, and serves as an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is best known for his work on sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia, and neurolaw.
Not only is Dr. Eagleman an outstanding researcher, he is very much in the mold of our founder, Tom Slick – an explorer, mystery hunter, and visionary thinker, and a consummate communicator of science for a lay audience. We are excited to support his neuroscience research and deeply indebted to him for the role he will play in laying the foundation for our future growth.” MSF recently bestowed upon Eagleman its “Salute to Science” award recognizing the excellence and innovation of his scientific endeavors.
Following his appointment, Dr. Eagleman said, “I’m pleased to strengthen my ties with the Mind Science Foundation, an organization I’ve admired for many years. The MSF fills a unique niche in the public funding of science. It takes seriously the difficult questions about the relationship between the physical material of the brain and the subjective experience of the mind. The two are inseparably linked, but the relationship between them is still far from transparent. I consider this one of the central unsolved questions of modern neuroscience.”
Eagleman is the writer and presenter of the International PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman, and the author of the
companion book, The Brain: The Story of You. He is a TED speaker, Guggenheim Fellow, a Next Generation Texas Fellow, a council member on the World Economic Forum, a research fellow in the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, and a board member of The Long Now Foundation. He is an academic editor for several scientific journals, and was named one of the Brightest Idea Guys by Italy’s Style magazine. He was the scientific advisor for the TNT television drama Perception, and has been profiled on the Colbert Report, NOVA Science Now, the New Yorker, CNN’s Next List, and many other venues.
For more information on Dr. Eagleman, visit www.eagleman.com