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Neuroscientist David Eagleman currently runs a research lab where he studies time perception, synesthesia, and how neuroscience will influence the legal system. At night he writes fiction. Eagleman reads from and discusses his new collection SUM: 40 Tales from the Afterlives, a dazzling exploration of funny and unexpected afterlives that have never been considered–each presented as a vignette that offers us a stunning lens through which to see ourselves here and now.
David Eagleman [talks] about time perception, synesthesia and many possible afterlives. The interview includes David reading one of the short stories from his new book [Sum: Forty Tales From The Afterlives].
Neuroscientist by day, novelist by night - David Eagleman has just written an extraordinary little novel about the afterlife. He’s also a leading researcher in synesthesia, studying people who taste sounds, hear colours, and live in a remarkable world of sensory cross-talk. He joins Natasha Mitchell in conversation about life, death and the in-between.