David Eagleman

Laboratory for Perception and Action

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 for more information, and see publications for our latest research results.

Would you like to participate in our laboratory studies? Please send an email with your name and contact information to perception@bcm.edu.

Interested in supporting the work we do?  Please consider a donation to the lab!

Funding for our research is provided by grants from NIH, NSF, DHHS, DARPA, Guggenheim Foundation, Nicholas and Susan Pritzker, The Renz Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, The Mind Science Foundation, Maria and Alexandra Eitel, 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
(713) 798-6224

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 you have an exceptional memory for events in your past? You may have hyperthymesia. Take our test: www.mylifememory.info

Interested in participating in studies in our lab? You will be compensated for your time. perception@bcm.edu or 713-798-6224.

Eagleman Lab has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for a new study which will apply big data methods to the study of criminal behavior.

Congratulations to graduate student Scott Novich for mulitple awards, including an NIH-funded Training Fellowship; Best Poster award at the Center for Neuroengineering Symposium; and Best Poster and Demonstration at the 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 winning the 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.

Want to know about the secret life of a neuro lab? Watch a video on Nova Science Now or read a profile in the New Yorker.

Our lab has many new papers coming out this year; for the latest, please see publications

David has been awarded the Science Educator Award from the Society for Neuroscience

David has been named a Guggenheim fellow.