Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church presents "Possibilianism," the 2015 Kilgore Lecture with Dr. David Eagleman, the author of Incognito: the Secret Lives of the Brain. He has joint appointments in the Departments of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine, is the founder and director of its initiative on neuroscience and law, and directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action. His areas of research include time perception, vision, synesthesia and the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system.
Eagleman is a Guggenheim Fellow, a council member of the World Economic Forum, and a New York Times bestselling author published in 28 languages. Most recently, Dr. Eagleman is the author and presenter of a new PBS program airing in October 2015, an international six-hour series that questions what it means to be human from a neuroscientist's point of view. He writes for The Atlantic, The New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate, Wired and New Scientist, and is a frequent guest on National Public Radio and the BBC to discuss both science and literature.
The Kilgore Lecture honors Hartman Kilgore, a founder of Emerson Church, who bequeathed funding for lectures by outstanding speakers on important topics.