Neuroscientist Presents Mind-boggling convocation at Berea College

Berea College brings award-winning author and neuroscientist Dr. David Eagleman to present his mind-boggling lecture “Incognito: The brain behind the mind” on March 22 at 3 p.m. in Phelps Stokes Auditorium. During this lecture, Eagleman will share vivid examples to explain how three pounds of the most complex material we’ve discovered in the universe acts as “the mission control center that drives the whole operation.” He uses historical references and bits of pop culture to candidly illustrate how the brain gathers intelligence information through small portals in the armored bunker of the skull. This Berea College science lecture is free and open to the public.

Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action and the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine. Author of seven neuroscience books and a work of fiction translated into 23 languages, he offers startling lessons on time perception, synesthesia, neurolaw and the brain’s construction of reality.

The New York Times raves, “David Eagleman is the kind of guy who really does make being a neuroscientist look fun.”

For more information about this event please contact Randall Roberts at 859-985-3359 or via email at

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Berea College, the first interracial and coeducational college in the South, focuses on learning, labor and service. The College only admits academically promising students with limited financial resources—primarily from Kentucky and Appalachia—but welcomes students from 41 states and 76 countries. Every Berea student receives a Tuition Promise Scholarship, which means no Berea student pays for tuition. Berea is one of nine federally recognized Work Colleges, so students work 10 hours or more weekly to earn money for books, housing and meals. The College’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth,” speaks to its inclusive Christian character.