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Profile: David Eagleman

A neuroscientist finds inventive ways to study the brain—like sending test subjects into free-fall.
Topic: Body + BrainBody & Brain

How does the brain construct reality using the information it takes in? Neuroscientist David Eagleman is using a unique brand of "guerilla science" to study time perception—dropping people 100 feet into a net—and synesthesia, a bizarre crossing of the senses in the brain.

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