One practical realm in which this comes up: how long a webpage (seems to) take to load. How are programmers designing tricks to make this seem faster? Do animations help or not help? Check out the article in Wired.
Well before we understand how brains work, we may find ourselves able to digitally copy the brain's structure and able to download the conscious mind into a computer. What are the possibilities and challenges?
Hear British rocker Jarvis Cocker read the short story "Descent of Species" from Sum.
Eagleman and Brian Eno bring Sum to Sydney Opera House
In June, 2009, David Eagleman collaborated with musician/producer Brian Eno to perform a musical reading of Sum to 1,000 people at the Sydney Opera House. In May of 2010 they performed together again to 1,200 people at the Brighton Dome in England. Stay tuned for further performances.
Science Educator Award
David has won the Science Educator Award from the Society of Neuroscience.
SUM is Book of the Year: Chicago Tribune
SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.