Listen to British rocker Jarvis Cocker read the story "Descent of Species" from Sum. He is one of the dozens of terrific voices who read for the audio book. Jarvis is known for his raw and edgy albums such as Jarvis and Further Complications.
The days of thinking of time as a river—evenly flowing, always advancing—are over. Time perception, just like vision, is a construction of the brain.
The "umwelt" is the slice of an animal's ecosystem that it can sense. The rest is invisible....
Communicating science to the public can take time away from a busy research career. So why should scientists do it? I offer a manifesto of six reasons in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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.
Sum was selected as Book of the Week by both The Guardian newspaper and The Week newsmagazine.
In September, 2009, Sum became the number 2 book in the United Kingdom on Amazon's bestseller list, only behind Dan Brown's Lost Symbol.
David has won the Science Educator Award from the Society of Neuroscience.