The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

Literature Unmasked

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  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm IST

The human brain is a mysterious kind of computational material, an organic three-dimensional textile that adjusts itself to operate with maximum efficiency, even to compensate for disabilities. (It is constantly modifying its circuitry to adapt to new conditions). Our brains are not hardwired but “livewired” says eminent neuroscientist David Eagleman, who will be in conversation with Shubha Tole on new research in neuroscience which is helping to understand how learning and memory result from the hidden workings of the brain.


Private: David Eagleman

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and Guggenheim Fellow.

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Private: Shubha Tole

Shubha Tole has been awarded the Infosys prize for Life Sciences (2014), the Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar Award (2010); the Research Award for Innovation in Neurosciences (RAIN) by the Society for Neuroscience (2008), and a Wellcome Trust Senior International Fellowship (1999).

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Books In The Session

Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain

  • David Eagleman
  • Canongate Books



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