The Gap Between Intention and Action by Dr. David Eagleman

Join one of the world’s foremost neuroscientists, scientific advisor for HBO’s Westworld, and Host of Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and BBC The Brain for a one hour talk and Q&A session as David Eagleman will explore one of the most intriguing and challenging questions many of us face.

Why don't we always do what we know we should? Lessons from neuroscience include: a framework of the brain as a team of rivals, with different networks driving different behaviors. A simulation of the future as a major job of intelligent brains. The best strategies for steering ourselves into the future by keeping our behavior consistent with a long-term notion of the self.


David Eagleman

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, an internationally bestselling author, a Guggenheim Fellow, and an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is the writer and presenter of The Brain, an Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and BBC. Eagleman is the author of many books, including The Runaway Species, The Brain, Incognito, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue.

He is also the author of a widely adopted textbook on cognitive neuroscience, Brain and Behavior, as well as a bestselling book of literary fiction, Sum, which has been translated into 32 languages, turned into two operas, and named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble. Dr. Eagleman writes for the Atlantic, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate, Wired, and New Scientist, and appears regularly on National Public Radio and BBC to discuss both science and literature.

He has been a TED speaker, a guest on the Colbert Report, and profiled in the New Yorker magazine. He has spun several companies out of his lab, including NeoSensory and BrainCheck.

“The professor of neurology, bestselling writer and former stand-up comedian wants to change the way we think about thinking.” - The Independent UK “The kind of guy who really does make being a neuroscientist look like fun.” - The New York Times “The hottest thing in neuroscience.” - The Times



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