Brains do not passively track time: they actively construct it. Learn more about the neural underpinnings of time perception. See details
In synesthesia, sensory stimulation leads to unusual sensory experiences. We are using neuroimaging, genetics, and 20,000 synesthetic volunteers to find out why. See details
Can deafness be cured with a vest? We're capitalizing on brain plasticity to stream sounds to vibratory motors on the body. See details
The long range goal of our lab is to understand how the brain constructs perception, how different brains do so differently, and how this matters for society. To that end, our four main prongs involve time perception, sensory substitution, synesthesia, and neurolaw. Please explore the menus on the left for more information, and see publications for our latest research results.
Funding for our research is provided by grants from NIH, DARPA, Guggenheim Foundation, The Renz Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, The Mind Science Foundation, and The Hogg Foundation.
David M. Eagleman, Ph.D
Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030
Assistant: Seán Judge
To liberalise or prohibit? David recently joined Eliot Spitzer, Julian Assange, Vicente Fox, Russell Brand, Richard Branson and several others for an online live debate. He argued why neuroscience matters for a rational drug policy. You can catch the video at the event here.
Think you might have synesthesia? Learn more and test yourself at synesthete.org
We're running research on how jurors make decisions. Have 10 minutes and want to play juror? jury.neulaw.org
Do certain words make you cringe? Take our Word Aversion survey: words.eaglemanlab.net
Interested in participating in studies in our lab? You will be compensated for your time. email@example.com or 713-798-6224.
Congratulations to our Research Assistant Mark Plitt on winning the Top Project award at the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium
Lab Graduate Scott Novich has received mulitple awards this year, including the GCC NIH-funded Training Fellowship 2012-2013; the Best Poster award at the 2012 Annual Center for Neuroengineering Symposium; and First Place for Best Poster and Demonstration at the 2013 Rice Electrical & Computer Engineering Affiliates Day
Kudos to lab Graduate Student Ricky Savjani for receiving the American Parkinson's Disease Association Summer Student Fellowship
Congratulations to lab Graduate Student Mingbo Cai, for being given a Best Student Talk award at Rush Record Neuroscience Forum
Why should the US invest in brain science? See David's opinion in the New York Times.
Interested in the intersection of neuroscience and law? See David's article in the Atlantic: The Brain on Trial
A New York Times bestseller, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain has been named a Book of the Year by Amazon, Goodreads, and the Boston Globe.
Our lab has many new papers coming out this year; for the latest, please see publications
David has been named a Guggenheim fellow.