Livewired: The inside story of the ever-changing brain

7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 13 July

Online

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • David Eagleman

    Credit: Blink Films UK

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Event description

The greatest technology we have ever discovered on our planet is the three-pound organ carried in the vault of the skull. 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.

Join David Eagleman as he covers decades of neuroscience research, and presents new discoveries from his own laboratory, from synesthesia to dreaming to wearable neurotech devices that revolutionise how we think about the senses.

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About the speaker

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist at Stanford University and an internationally bestselling author. He is co-founder of two venture-backed companies, Neosensory and BrainCheck, and he also directs the Center for Science and Law, a national non-profit institute. He is best known for his work on sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia, and neurolaw.

Timing

The live stream will go live at 6.55pm, and the introduction will begin at 7.00pm. If you register but miss the live stream, the video will be available to you via the same link for up to a week after the event date.

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