I performed a CT scan on Neskhons, an Egyptian mummy who I brought to our scanning facilities at Baylor College of Medicine.
Posthumanism asks what happens when our technologies allow humans to enhance intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities beyond what biology can give us. Think bionics on crack.
What could explain Anders Breivik's shooting attack in Oslo, Norway? While this was being debated from the angles of politics, religion, and sociology, I wanted to ask this from the viewpoint of neurobiology.
Watch a talk I gave at the Long Now Foundation about my hopes that the advent of the internet will mitigate threats that brought down previous civilizations.
I'm a sucker for time jokes.
I had the pleasure of being profiled by my favorite magazine, The New Yorker. Read the article here.
Hear actress Emily Blunt read the story "The Cast" from Sum.
We love NPR's Radiolab. If you haven't listened to it yet, you should. Check out several episodes featuring David's science or writing.
I spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams.
I spoke at PopTech on the limits of science, the problems of false dichotomies, and my new movement of possibilianism. See the video.
Hear British rocker Jarvis Cocker read the short story "Descent of Species" from Sum.
The author Will Self and I appeared on stage together to discuss life, death, and what makes good writing.
Interested in synesthesia? Watch a lecture I gave at the University of Sydney in Australia.
I've had the good fortune to collaborate on stage a couple of times with author Philip Pullman.
Hear the actress Emily Blunt (Young Victoria, Devil Wears Prada) read "The Cast" from Sum. She is one of the dozens of terrific actors who read for the audio book.
SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.
Sum was the only book of fiction in New Scientist magazine's selection of Best Books of 2009.
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