Brené with David Eagleman on
The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain
In this episode, I talk with David Eagleman, a neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and Guggenheim Fellow, all about the brain and how it works. It’s mysterious, malleable, constantly changing and up for new challenges. We dig deeper into the research in his book Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain on the power of being uncomfortable and trying new things and how important new experiences are for continued brain development and health.
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and Guggenheim Fellow. He is the writer and presenter of The Brain, an Emmy-nominated television series that asks what it means to be human from a neuroscientist’s point of view. He teaches at Stanford University, runs a neurotechnology company (Neosensory), and directs the Center for Science and Law. He is the author of eight books, including international bestsellers Sum and Incognito, and his newest book Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.
Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain by David Eagleman
The greatest technology we have ever discovered on our planet is the three-pound organ carried in the vault of the skull. This book is not simply about what the brain is; it is about what it does. The magic of the brain is not found in the parts it’s made of but in the way those parts unceasingly reweave themselves in an electric, living fabric. Covering decades of research to the present day, Livewired also presents new discoveries from Eagleman’s own laboratory, from synesthesia to dreaming to wearable neurotech devices that revolutionize how we think about the senses.
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