Founding Director of Science Gallery London. Author of A Neuroscientist Explains column and podcast for the Guardian, he has presented and contributed to numerous television and radio programmes, and was the first scientist to serve as a judge for the Man Booker Prize, as well as the first Scientist in Residence at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. He was previously head of Engaging Science at Wellcome Trust. His scientific background involves the use of fMRI to examine how experience, prejudice and expectation alter the way we see the world. He comes from an unusual academic background having studied maths and then English literature at Cambridge, doing a masters in cognitive science at Sussex, and graduate work in neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel and postdoctoral work at UCL.

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Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist and writer and was founding director of Science Gallery London.

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Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement with science. He was Founding Director of Science Gallery London. He was previously at Wellcome Trust and was the first ‘Scientist in Residence’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and the first scientist to judge the Man Booker.

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Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement with science. He was Founding Director of Science Gallery London. He was previously Head of Engaging Science at the Wellcome Trust responsible for all external funding for public engagement and the arts. His scientific background involves brain imaging of the visual system. In 2002 he was appointed ‘Scientist in Residence’ at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and in 2005 received a Cultural Leadership Award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA). He has presented and contributed to numerous television and radio programmes and in 2014 was the first scientist to be a Man Booker judge.

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Dr Daniel Glaser is a neuroscientist who has worked for many years promoting public engagement with science. He was Founding Director of Science Gallery London. This is a new space where art and science collide which opened in September 2018 on the Guy’s campus opposite the Shard in London Bridge. He was previously Head of Engaging Science at the Wellcome Trust responsible for all external funding for public engagement and the arts.

His scientific background involves the use of fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to examine how experience, prejudice and expectation alter the way we see the world. He comes from an unusual academic background having studied maths and then English literature at Cambridge, doing a masters in cognitive science at Sussex University, and graduate work in neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute in Israel and postdoctoral work at UCL in London.

In 2002 he was appointed ‘Scientist in Residence’ at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). This was the first appointment of its kind at an arts institution. In 2005 he was in the first cohort to receive a Cultural Leadership Award from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).

As well as presenting a television series for the BBC on how science really works, he has contributed to numerous television and radio programmes. He was previously a judge on the Aventis Prize for science books and the Wingate Prize and in 2014 was the first scientist to be a Man Booker judge.