8 April 2011, 6 pm
David Eagleman (Bristol Festival of Ideas) - Watershed Media Centre, Bristol
If the conscious mind - the part you consider you - is just the tip of the iceberg in the brain, what is all the rest doing?
In his new book Incognito, renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman navigates the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries:
In this Bristol Festival of Ideas event, come and explore the mysteries and possible explanations of the subconsious self. Taking in brain damage, plane spotting, dating, drugs, beauty, infidelity, synaesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence and visual illusions, Eagleman provides a thrilling subsurface exploration of the mind and all its contradictions.
Price: £6.00 / £5.00.
To book, contact Watershed Media Centre by phone 0117 927 5100, book online, or visit in person.
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and writer. As an undergraduate he majored in British and American Literature, and then earned a PhD in Neuroscience. He currently runs a neuroscience research laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine, where he studies time perception, synesthesia, and how neuroscience will influence the legal system. At night he writes fiction. www.eagleman.com
David Eagleman's work includes Sum, his remarkable collection of short stories about the afterlifes, which was turned into a performance by Brian Eno and was the only fiction book of the year nominated by the New Scientist.