Exploring the Mysteries of the Brain

Neuroscientist David Eagleman. Credit: Courtesy of Blink Films Advertisement For many people of a certain age, the PBS series Cosmos was a major event —a stunning love-letter to astronomy that provided a novel way of thinking about ourselves and our place in the universe, all the stranger and more inspiring because it was based on facts. The neuroscientist David Eagleman counts himself among those moved by Cosmos, and he sees it at as a model for his ambitious new PBS series. In “The Brain with David Eagleman,” he serves as tour guide for a lively 6-hour exploration of what has been called the most complex object in the known universe, the gelatinous mass that, somehow, makes us who we are.  Eagleman answered questions from Mind Matters editor Gareth Cook. Cook:…


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