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PBS’ New Series features West U resident

July 28, 2014 By:Anne Marie Kilday

Local News

PBS has announced the production of its newest science series, THE BRAIN WITH DR. DAVID EAGLEMAN , six one-hour episodes that tell the story of the inner workings of the brain and take viewers on a visually spectacular journey into why they feel and think the things they do.

The show will premiere in 2015 as part of the PBS “Think Wednesday” lineup of science and nature programming.

The series, hosted by Dr. David Eagleman, a West U resident, neuroscientist,  and New York Times best-selling author, will reveal the human story by blending scientific truth with innovative visual effects and compelling personal stories. The series focuses on understanding the fundamental truths of what it means to be human now and in the coming centuries, while communicating these elegant and simple ideas as they apply to us and our experiences.

Dr. Eagleman’s exciting multi-disciplinary approach has earned him respect — and fans — across the globe. He will take viewers on a fascinating journey through our inner cosmos, exploring the brain’s neural landscape while asking profound questions like “What is reality?” and “Who is in control?” He will also look at the darker side of humanity in order to understand why the brain drives us towards certain actions and behaviors.

Dr. Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. He has written several best-selling books, including Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, and Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives.

Dr. Eagleman also has written for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Wired and Discover magazine. He also appears regularly on National Public Radio, to discuss both science and literature.

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