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David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a neuroscientist at Stanford, CSO of sensory substitution technology company NeoSensory, host of Emmy-nominated PBS/BBC series The Brain, and author of Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.
What We Discuss with David Eagleman:
- Like organisms in a forest, the multicellular components of your brain are as much in competition with one another as they are in cooperation.
- How your sensory landscape adapts to utilize what's useful and discard what's not as you learn new skills.
- Why David believes the nature vs. nurture debate is dead (and that Darwin might owe Lamarck a bit of an apology).
- How neglect can irreparably shape the brain of a child, and what this can teach us about the way different generations learn about, process, and behave in the world.
- How senses like sight and hearing can be translated by technology for people without a native ability to process them, and why we'll be able to invent entirely new senses with the help of technology.
- And much more...
Full show notes and resources can be found here: jordanharbinger.com/474
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