Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Science: David Eagleman: Inner Workings of the Subconscious

Downstairs at Town Hall; enter on Seneca Street.

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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? Neuroscientist David Eagleman, author of Incognito, plumbs the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising questions: Why can your foot jump halfway to the brake pedal before you become consciously aware of danger ahead? Why is it so difficult to keep a secret? By examining brain damage, drugs, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, artificial intelligence, and visual illusions, Eagleman shows how our perception of the world is a hidden and awe-inspiring construction of the brain. Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.

Tickets are $5 at www.brownpapertickets.com or 800/838-3006, or at the door beginning at 7:00pm. Town Hall members receive priority seating.

LEARN MORE: www.eagleman.com

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  1. Posted June 29, 2011 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    I had initially come to see Tali Sharot's lecture on 'The Science of Optimism', which was an ok talk, but not nearly as provocative as I'd hoped, but I also knew there was this other guy who would be speaking after that, David Eagleman, and the subject he would be speaking on sounded pretty interesting, so, skip dinner, pay another five bucks and check it out… well, his talk ended up being included in the price of my first lecture's admission, and it was brilliant, amazing, and absolutely thought provoking, this guy is like a scientific rock star in my book! *I will definitely be reading his books and papers and articles going forward, impressive and cutting edge research right before our eyes.

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