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    Synesthesia Battery

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    Along with Cytowic, Dr. David Eagleman, is considered to be one of the leading researchers in the study of synesthesia. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sensorium/201202/dr-david-eaglemans-new-dream-project). Dr. Eagleman co-authored a book with Cytowic; Wednesday is Indigo Blue – Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia. Dr. Eagleman has also authored numerous other articles and books on Synesthesia. Dr. Eagleman and his colleagues, Arielle D. Kagan, Stephanie S. Nelson, Deepak Sagaram, Anand K. Sarma developed the Synesthesia Battery. The Synesthesia Battery is an online test which tests individuals for twenty two types of Synesthesia (Novich, Cheng, Eagleman, 2011). According to the study conducted by Novich et al. (2011), which…

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    In the article, “The Brain on Trial” written by David Eagleman, the author analyzes the ethical dilemma between free will and crime. Eagleman uses a biological argument to show us how the brain disease can influence the behavior of the men. The central point of this argument is the issue of rehabilitation versus punishment. We need to consider how does the justice system is taking this problem? The first argument that Eagleman exposes is a real case of a man that killed thirteen people and…

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    He says, “The medium of story is changing, in other words, but not its essence. Our inborn thirst for narrative means that story – its power, purpose and relevance – will endure as long as the human animal does” (Eagleman). Basically, he is telling us that stories mesmerize us and they “serve the biological function of encouraging pro-social behavior” (Eagleman). Stories help us be innovative and give us understanding of what we do not know. If we look at history as story, we see the same…

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    Perspective of David Eagleman in Modern Science David Eagleman is a famous American writer and neuroscientist. Whose most notable work is “The Brain on Trial” - a narrative that details the lives of different types of people who suffers from glioblastoma. In the article, “The Brain on Trial,” Eagleman suggests to individuals who have mental illnesses, and who have committed crimes that should not suffer. In fact, he states that it is better for criminals who suffer from glioblastoma to place in…

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    Paddock’s Brain was published in the days following Mr. Stephan Paddock’s October 1st, 2017 mass killings spree of 58 people and leaving 851 injured. The article delves into the possible biological and psychological components which could have played a role in his decision-making processes. Given that the article was published less than a week after the shootings, it is plausible that the author did not have the proper diagnostic information to make educated assumptions about Mr. Paddock, which…

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    What if we could one day feel things we couldn’t see, or taste sounds? As strange as that question sounds, it could be reality according to David Eagleman. In his TED talk he outlines several ways to substitute or increase our senses with technology. Some of these innovations might even be cheaper or replace the current technology being used. He explains that each animal has its own “umwelt” or surrounding world. For instance, humans can see less than ten trillionth of light rays, these rays…

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    In the book, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, David Eagleman, the intelligent neuroscientist, talks about many different issues. Throughout the book, he discusses brain damage, synesthesia, criminal justice, artificial intelligence, optical illusions and more. A theme Eagleman uses is through the phrase "team of rivals" from historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. In his model of the brain, our unconscious mind is made up of different separate processes; each one has the potential to pull us in…

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    As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all waves. “Our experience of reality,” says neuroscientist David Eagleman, “is constrained by our biology.” He wants to change that. His research into our brain processes has led him to create new interfaces to take in previously unseen information about the world around us. As humans, we have to be able to understand, use, and interact with our surroundings the best that we can. We live in a large cosmos and we are a very small part of…

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    In, Incognito: The secret lives of the brain, this outstanding and challenging book, the famous neuroscientist David Eagleman looks at the complexities of the innate mind to clarify our shocking ambiguities. The book studies the mind being similar to a "group of enemies", with parts of the mind always battling it out amongst each other. He views and examines several different parts of how our brain functions and how those functions become visible in our everyday actions. A vast piece of…

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    David Eagleman, a neuroscientist and best-selling author, wrote an article for the famous magazine publication Wired titled, “Six Ways the Internet will Save Civilization”. As the title suggests, Eagleman lists and details examples of how the internet can stop or prevent societies from collapsing. With this piece, he hopes to inform the reader of how possible scenarios could play out with the intervention of the internet that could end in favor of humanity. Though he tries to support his claims…

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