655: David Eagleman | How Our Brains Construct Reality

655: David Eagleman | How Our Brains Construct Reality

By Jordan Harbinger

The Jordan Harbinger Show

Thursday, 21 April

David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a Stanford neuroscientist, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, and author of many leather-bound books, including Incognito: The Secret Lives of the BrainThe Brain: The Story of You, and Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain. [Note: This is a previously broadcast episode from the vault that we felt deserved a fresh pass through your earholes!]

What We Discuss with David Eagleman: Why our conscious brain should be grateful for its separation from the subconscious brain. What is sensory substitution, and how might it allow the blind to “see,” the deaf to “hear,” and create completely new, superhuman senses altogether? Your umwelt is not my umwelt: a shared environment is several realities, depending on how it’s being sensed. Alien hands, intellectual flexibility, zombie routines, and smartphone symbiosis. How might technology augment our brains in the not-too-distant future? And much more...

Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/655

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Miss our conversation about the spooky nature of perception with world-renowned neuroscientist Beau Lotto? Catch up with episode 177: Beau Lotto | Why You See Differently When You Deviate here!

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