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December 5, 2019
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library, Oak Room
55 W. 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
David Eagleman
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Can We Create New Senses for Humans?

Thursday, December 5, 2019

What would the world be like if we could expand our senses beyond the meager capacities of humans? Using the approach of sensory substitution, we can translate and feed almost any kind of data through the skin, expanding the human sensory experience. This program is presented by the Library's Biotechnology Learning Center. **Oak Room, First Floor**

About the speaker: David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, bestselling author, Guggenheim Fellow, and adjunct professor at Stanford. Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include sensory substitution, time perception, vision, and synesthesia. He also studies the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system, and in that capacity he directs the non-profit Center for Science and Law. Eagleman is the writer and presenter of The Brain, an Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and BBC. He is the author of many books, including The Runaway Species, The Brain, Incognito, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue.