David Eagleman grew up in New Mexico. As an undergraduate he majored in British and American Literature at Rice University before earning his PhD in Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. He currently runs a neuroscience research lab where he studies time perception, synesthesia, and how neuroscience will influence the legal system. At night he writes fiction.
During the first half of the show, head of the Lab for Perception and Action at Baylor College, Dr. David Eagleman talked about how he's reshaped the debate of creationists vs. evolutionists with a third option called "possibilians." In the latter half of the progam, Dr. John Abramson discussed healthcare reform. One of the main problems with healthcare in U.S. is that it is among the most costly in the industrialized world, yet Americans rank poorly compared to other countries in overall health-- so we are not getting a good value for our money, he said. ... More »Host: George Noory