Noted neuroscientist to speak at San Jacinto College
04.11.2016 | By Rob Vanya
Noted neuroscientist, educator, and author David Eagleman will talk about the brain and how it shapes who we become at a presentation set for Thursday, April 21 at 10:15 a.m. at the San Jacinto College North Campus. The event is free, open to the public, and will take place in the Monument Room, located in the student center.
Copies of Eagleman’s books will be on sale, and he will sign books following the presentation. Eagleman is the writer and host of the international PBS series, “The Brain with David Eagleman.” His most recent book is “The Brain: The Story of You.” Other books include the internationally bestselling “Sum” and “Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain.”
Eagleman directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action as well as the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a pioneer in the areas of brain plasticity, time perception, synesthesia, and neurolaw.
Eagleman’s presentation is coordinated by the San Jacinto College North Campus English and humanities departments and the College’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.