Dr. David Eagleman

Dr. David Eagleman, neuroscientist, best-selling author, and our beloved UP Master of Ceremonies for the fourth year in a row, holds joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia, social neuroscience, and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system. He is the founder and director of Baylor College of Medicine’s Initiative on Neuroscience and Law, and he directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action. An international best-selling author, he has written both fiction and nonfiction works, including Sum, Wednesday is Indigo Blue, Why the Net Matters, Incognito, LiveWired, and Cognitive Neuroscience. He is also a regular contributor to The New York Times, Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Discover, Slate, Wired, and New Scientist. Dr. Eagleman was recently featured on the cover of Italy's Style magazine, where he was named one of the "Brainiest, Brightest Idea Guys for 2012.”