Provost's Lecture Series

A partnership of the Office of the Provost and the OSU Foundation to bring renowned thinkers, artists, designers and leaders to OSU to engage the community on topics of global significance.

Featuring David Eagleman - Neuroscientist, Author, Technologist, Entrepreneur

 

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, an internationally bestselling author, a Guggenheim Fellow, and an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is the writer and presenter of The Brain, an Emmy-nominated television series on PBS and BBC.

Dr. Eagleman’s areas of research include sensory substitution, time perception, vision, and synesthesia; he also studies the intersection of neuroscience with the legal system, and in that capacity he directs the Center for Science and Law.

Eagleman is the author of many books, including The Runaway Species, The Brain, Incognito, and Wednesday is Indigo Blue. He is also the author of a widely adopted textbook on cognitive neuroscience, Brain and Behavior, as well as a bestselling book of literary fiction, Sum, which has been translated into 32 languages, turned into two operas, and named a Best Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble.

Dr. Eagleman writes for the Atlantic, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate, Wired, and New Scientist, and appears regularly on National Public Radio and BBC to discuss both science and literature. He has been a TED speaker, a guest on the Colbert Report, and profiled in the New Yorker magazine. He has spun several companies out of his lab, including NeoSensory, a company which uses haptics for sensory substitution and addition.

Previous Speakers

Mae C. Jemison
February 4, 2021

Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
November 9, 2020

Image of W. Kamau Bell, Provost's Lecture Speaker, OSU 2019

W. Kamau Bell
January 31, 2019

Image of Maya LIn, Provost's Lectuer 2018

Maya Lin
April 26, 2018

image of Robin Chase, Provost's Lecturer 2017

Robin Chase
March 8, 2017

image of Ruth Reichl, OSU Provost's Lecturer, 2016

Ruth Reichl
February 17, 2016

image of Michael Beschloss, OSU Provost's Lecturer 2015

Michael Beschloss
November 10, 2015

image of Richard Besser, OSU Provost's Lecturer 2015

Richard Besser
April 13, 2015

Cheryl Strayed
January 15, 2015

Please contact Kayleen Eng in the Office of the Provost for information regarding future Provost's Lectures.