DB 050: Neuroscientist David Eagleman Gets Inside Our Heads

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TODAY’S GUEST

Olga and Eva are excited to introduce one of the world’s foremost experts on the brain to our Big Dreamers. David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He is the writer and presenter of the international PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman, and the author of the companion book, The Brain: The Story of You. He is a TED speaker, Guggenheim Fellow, and has published over 100 academic articles and books on nueroscience.

We loved watching his TED talk and appearance on the Colbert Report to prepare for the interview, and are so honored he took time out of his busy schedule to be our guest on the Dream Big Podcast.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How David discovered that studying the brain was his calling in life.
  • Advice to parents on how they can encourage their kids to follow their passion.
  • Examples of how humans and animals experience different realities.
  • The remarkable vest for deaf people built by David’s lab that converts sound from the world into vibrations mapped across the vest.
  • How technology can help enhance our senses.
  • The importance of trying new things and how that slows down time.
  • David’s best advice to those considering pursuing science as a career.
  • How David overcame his fears to pursue his dreams.
  • David’s advice to his 10-year old self.
  • David’s BIG DREAM for the future.

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