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neuroscience | Aug 19th, 2020

Your Brain is Plastic: A Live Q&A With Neuroscientist David Eagleman

On August 26th, world-renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman will join The Lavin Agency for a stimulating Q&A session discussing his latest book Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain.   How can a child function with only one half of his brain? What does drug withdrawal have to... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Oct 25th, 2019

How Do We Experience Awe? Beau Lotto Explains his Study on Cirque du Soleil for the TED Stage

Human beings fear uncertainty, yet the world is constantly changing. In order to survive, it’s imperative that we adapt along with it. In his brand-new TED talk, leading neuroscientist Beau Lotto explains how the evolutionary cure for uncertainty is one of the most profound perceptual experiences... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Jun 27th, 2019

Top Neuroscience Speakers: Unlocking the Secrets of the Brain

The brain, in all its intricacy and glory, has resisted human investigation for years. Now, these top neuroscience speakers are breaking new ground when it comes to learning about our most complex organ—and the implications it has for our physical health, mental well-being, and cultivating a deeper... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | May 9th, 2019

New Speakers Heather Berlin and Nita Farahany Explore Neuroscience—and What It Means for Business.

How can business leaders better understand cognitive processes, thereby enhancing productivity, creativity, and performance? Introducing Lavin’s two newest neuroscience speakers, DR. HEATHER BERLIN and  NITA FARAHANY, whose science backgrounds—and unique takes on the brain—offer incredible new ways... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Feb 24th, 2013

Obama's Brain Activity Map Is a Good Investment: David Eagleman, NYT Op-Ed

In a New York Times Op-Ed, neuroscience speaker David Eagleman says that when it comes to what we know about our brains, we've barely scratched the surface. That's why he believes that President Obama's plan to pour a cool $3 billion into neuroscience research will be a valuable investment. The... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Apr 4th, 2011

David Eagleman: Why Our Legal System Needs Neuroscience

In an article in today’s Daily Telegraph, David Eagleman — acclaimed neuroscientist and author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain — tackled the issue of neuroscience and its role in the legal system. The central issue lies with the assumption that all people are “practical reasoners”... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Mar 17th, 2011

Neuroscientist David Eagleman: What Motivates People to Care About a Brand?

Neuroscientist David Eagleman, whose unique brand of “guerilla science” was recently featured on NOVA, just delivered his new keynote on consumer research — specifically, what does traditional consumer research get wrong? And why is brand loyalty even more important than we assume?   Emotion,... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Feb 16th, 2011

Steven Pinker Answers Questions About IBM's Jeopardy-Winning Supercomputer

As IBM’s Watson outsmarts its human competitors on Jeopardy this week, Steven Pinker, the Harvard psychologist, weighs in on what the computer’s victory could mean for humanity. Asked by The New Yorker whether Watson is a scientific breakthrough or merely a parlor trick—an elaborate billion-dollar... Continue Reading →