SOURCE: The Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club

June 22, 2011 12:46 ET

Media Advisory From The Commonwealth Club

The Nation's Premier Public Affairs Forum

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 22, 2011) -

David Eagleman, Neuroscientist, Baylor School of Medicine; Author, Incognito: TheSecret Lives of the Brain
In conversation with Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival

The Brains Behind the Mind

Thursday, June 23, 2011

6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. book signing and reception

SF Club Office, 595 Market St. 2nd Floor

$12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
To buy tickets call 415/597-6705 or register at

Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations, (415) 597-6712
Caitlin Browne, Public Relations Fellow, (415) 597-6734

Media interested in attending should please RSVP to
and please bring business card to event.

Acclaimed neuroscientist and author David Eagleman will plunge into the depths of the subconscious brain to illuminate surprising mysteries. Why can your foot move halfway to the brake pedal before you're consciously aware of danger ahead? Why do you hear your name in a conversation you didn't think you were listening to? Why are people whose names begin with J more likely to marry other people with J-names? Our conscious mind is just the tip of the iceberg. Eagleman will explain what else is going on inside the body's most complicated organ.

Eagleman, frequent guest on National Public Radio teaches neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine. He is most recently the author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, which book review publication Kirkus calls "a book that will leave you looking at yourself -- and the world -- differently." His best-selling work of fiction, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, has been published in 22 languages, appeared on Time's 2009 Summer Reading list, and was named a Book of the Year by Barnes and Noble, The Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, and The Scotsman. Eagleman has written for the New York Times, Discover Magazine, Slate Magazine, Wired, and New Scientist.

Eagleman earned a PhD in neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine and a BA from Rice University.