Our Open Seating Policy will be in effect for this meetup.
Venue capacity = 40 / Estimated day-of RSVP turnout = 50%
Because of a conflict with a course he is teaching, David Eagleman will not be able to Skype-in to join our discussion .
This installment of the Science Rathskeller will feature David Eagleman's fascinating new book Incognito .
Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain
Most of what you do, think and believe is generated by parts of your brain to which you have no access. Here's the expose about the non-conscious brain and all the machinery under the hood that keeps the show going. In Incognito David plumbs the depths of the subconscious brain. The subsurface exploration includes waystops in brain damage, drugs, infidelity, synesthesia, criminal law, the future of artificial intelligence, and visual illusions - all highlighting how our perception of the world is a hidden and awe-inspiring construction of the brain.
About the Author
David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine. He is best known for his work on time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw. At night he writes. His work of fiction, SUM, has been published in 23 languages. David is a Guggenheim Fellow.
Find Out More
Colbert Report: David Eagleman - July 21, 2011
'Incognito': What's Hiding In The Unconscious Mind - Fresh Air Interview, May 31, 2011
TEDxHouston - David Eagleman - YouTube Video, October 12, 2010
Parking and Such
Java Vino is located diagonally across the street from Manuel's Tavern. There is parking behind the building itself and on Williams Mill Road across the street. Manuel's reserves the use of their lots at all times, but parking there hasn't presented a problem for our guests so far.
Enter the cafe on the street level and let them know that your order will count toward our collective tab. They will give you drinks to take upstairs to the Wine Lounge and your food will follow.