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Science Rathskeller Books - "Incognito"­ by David Eagleman

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.

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  • Kathy

    Very interesting discussion. Thanks for hosting, Marc.

    September 15, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Our Government-Corporations have no intentions on reforming our Criminal system or It's Inmates; too much Money being made off it being privatized and broke. Not sure what his real intentions are. Most of the Jails are filled with non-violent offenders and Drug addicts. One could say that the System is set up for failure.

    September 15, 2011

  • Marc M.

    Thank you all for attending! Frank comments about my facilitation are appreciated.

    September 15, 2011

  • Marc M.

    This profile from the August 6 Independent (UK) gives a very nice overview of David Eagleman, his work and his flirtation with international celebrity.

    "Is David Eagleman the cleverest man in America?"

    Interestingly enough, David posted this link on his own Facebook page, answering the question posed by the title with an emphatic, "NO".

    August 5, 2011

  • Marc M.

    Thursday, July 21: David Eagleman will be a guest on the Colbert Report tonight. We'll all have a chance to see him in person at the Decatur Book Festival on Sunday, September 4.

    July 21, 2011

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