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David Eagleman

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David Eagleman

Minnie Questions with Minnie Driver

Minnie questions neuroscientist and author, David Eagleman. David shares how a childhood fall influenced his life's work, the impact his teachers had on him outside the classroom (including the legendary Francis Crick), and why a chain restaurant is the secret to his writing success.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


23 Nov 2022

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Dr. David Eagleman: “The conscious mind is like a broom closet in the mansion of the brain.”

Math & Magic: Stories from the Frontiers of Marketing with Bob Pittman

If you think a neuroscientist couldn’t lead a master class in marketing, you haven’t met Dr. David Eagleman. Professor of Brain Plasticity at Stanford, best-selling author, TV host and CEO of neurotech company Neosensory, David has a passion for applying neuroscience to topics beyond academic science. In fact, Bob considers David’s book “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain” as one of the most important marketing books ever written. In this episode, we find out why.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


29 Sep 2022

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Literature student turned neuroscientist, Prof David Eagleman, tells Jim Al-Khalili about his research on human perception and the wristband he created that enables deaf people to hear through their skin. Everything we see, taste, smell, touch and hear is created by a set of electro-chemical impulses in the dark recesses of our brain. Our brains look for patterns in these signals and attach meaning to them. So in future perhaps we could learn to ‘feel’ fluctuations in the stock market, see in infra-red or echo-locate like bats? Each brain creates its own unique truth and David believes, there are no real limits to what we humans can perceive.


26 Sep 2022

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David Eagleman: A neuroscientist discusses time, perception and consciousness

Into the Magic Shop

When American neuroscientist, David Eagleman, was eight years old, he fell off the roof of a house. As he fell, he thought how long it was taking to hit the ground, and how this must be what it was like to be Alice in Wonderland. Later, he calculated that he only fell for 0.6 seconds. The time distortion he experienced in that life threatening situation stuck with him, underpinning his adult journey through neuroscience. In this episode of Into The Magic Shop, David shares his subsequent research around time distortion - why enjoyable times pass quickly and why we lost track of days and weeks during COVID. “So in the case of judging how long something took, it's all about how much memory you've laid down.”And did you know, only 5% of what we ‘see’ actually comes from our eyes? From why eyewitness testimonies aren’t to be trusted, to what consciousness is, and what happens during a near death experience - don’t miss David explain why our memories construct what we think is reality. “The brain is locked in silence and darkness, it doesn't see or hear or smell anything. All it can do is say, okay, look, I've got these spikes coming up these cables, what should I pay attention to?”This is a fascinating episode you don’t want to miss. On today’s podcast: How the brain constructs time Your eyes don’t actually see the outside world The nature of consciousness  What is a near death experience Links:www.eagleman.com

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15 Aug 2022

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Guest: David Eagleman

Lexman Artificial

David Eagleman discusses his new book, Incestuousness: A Cultural History. He discusses the idea of self-repression and how it affects our day-to-day lives. He also discusses how incestuousness can be seen as a form of reinvestment, and how it can help cultures develop more robust values.

12 Aug 2022

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David Eagleman on Tussahs, Sharpener and Rabbitries

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David Eagleman is a neuroscientist who has been extensively studying the workings of the human brain. In this episode, he discusses his work on tussahs, a rabbit breed renowned for their razor-sharp fur. He shares insights on how to sharpen their fur, and why rabbits are such fascinating animals.

16 Jul 2022

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655: David Eagleman | How Our Brains Construct Reality

The Jordan Harbinger Show

David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a Stanford neuroscientist, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, and author of many leather-bound books, including Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, The Brain: The Story of You, and Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain. [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode from the vault that we felt deserved a fresh pass through your earholes!] What We Discuss with David Eagleman: Why our conscious brain should be grateful for its separation from the subconscious brain. What is sensory substitution, and how might it allow the blind to “see,” the deaf to “hear,” and create completely new, superhuman senses altogether? Your umwelt is not my umwelt: a shared environment is several realities, depending on how it’s being sensed. Alien hands, intellectual flexibility, zombie routines, and smartphone symbiosis. How might technology augment our brains in the not-too-distant future? And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/655 Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at jordanharbinger.com/course! Miss our conversation about the spooky nature of perception with world-renowned neuroscientist Beau Lotto? Catch up with episode 177: Beau Lotto | Why You See Differently When You Deviate here! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!


21 Apr 2022

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Encore - David Eagleman - Boosting Creativity and Expanding our Senses


David Eagleman is a prolific perception neuroscientist. He’s interpreted the stock market through a sensory vest, hosted a PBS series on the brain, and written several bestselling books. He tells us how to boost creativity and discusses his plans to expand our senses.


19 Apr 2022

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David Eagleman on CHOICE

Notus & Friends

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10 Feb 2022

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"The Brain" with David Eagleman (WiM132)

The "What is Money?" Show

Neuroscientist, Author, Technologist, and Entrepreneur David Eagleman joins for me a conversation about his book "The Brain."Be sure to check out NYDIG, one of the most important companies in Bitcoin: https://nydig.com/GUESTDavid's Twitter: https://twitter.com/davideaglemanDavid's Book "The Brain": https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00VKAZENW/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1David's Website: https://eagleman.com/PODCASTPodcast Website: https://whatismoneypodcast.com/Apple Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-what-is-money-show/id1541404400Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/25LPvm8EewBGyfQQ1abIsE?si=wgVuY16XR0io4NLNo0A11A&nd=1RSS Feed: https://feeds.simplecast.com/MLdpYXYITranscript:OUTLINE00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro00:00:08 Carving Out Neurons in the Early Years00:02:58 Material Engagement Theory00:04:58 The Mind Mapping The External World00:09:17 Reality is Not a Faithful Record00:14:18 Repetition Wiring the Circuitry of the Brain00:18:59 Division of Labor00:21:19 The Power of Imitation00:24:49 NYDIG00:25:37 The Brain as a Team of Rivals00:28:31 The Danger of Centralizing Power00:33:07 Dopamine: The Error Corrector00:40:22 Ulysses Contract00:47:49 Transhumanism and Living DigitallySOCIALBreedlove Twitter: https://twitter.com/Breedlove22WiM? Twitter: https://twitter.com/WhatisMoneyShowLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/breedlove22/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breedlove_22/TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@breedlove22?lang=enAll My Current Work: https://linktr.ee/breedlove22​WRITTEN WORKMedium: https://breedlove22.medium.com/Substack: https://breedlove22.substack.com/WAYS TO CONTRIBUTEBitcoin: 3D1gfxKZKMtfWaD1bkwiR6JsDzu6e9bZQ7Sats via Strike: https://strike.me/breedlove22Sats via Tippin.me: https://tippin.me/@Breedlove22Dollars via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/RBreedloveDollars via Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=1784359925317632528The "What is Money?" Show Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32843101&fan_landing=trueRECOMMENDED BUSINESSESWorldclass Bitcoin Financial Services: https://nydig.com/Join Me At Bitcoin 2022 (10% off if paying with fiat, or discount code BREEDLOVE for Bitcoin): https://www.tixr.com/groups/bitcoinconference/events/bitcoin-2022-26217Automatic Recurring Bitcoin Buying: https://www.swanbitcoin.com/breedlove/Buy Bitcoin in a Tax-Advantaged Account: https://www.daim.io/robert-breedlove/Home Delivered Organic Grass-Fed Beef (Spend $159+ for 4 lbs. free): https://truorganicbeef.com/discount/BREEDLOVE22Buy Your Dream Home without Selling Your Bitcoin with Ledn: https://ledn.io/en/?utm_source=breedlove&utm_medium=email+&utm_campaign=substack


5 Feb 2022