David Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times bestselling author. He heads the Center for Science and Law, a national non-profit institute, is the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Science and Law, and serves as an adjunct professor at Stanford University. He is best known for his work on sensory substitution, time perception, brain plasticity, synesthesia, and neurolaw. He is the writer and presenter of the international PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman, and the author of the companion book, The Brain: The Story of You and several others, including his latest, The Runaway Species, and Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain, which explores the neuroscience "under the hood" of the conscious mind. Eagleman will be appearing at the Auckland Writers Festival in May.