ROGER BINGHAM, director of The Science Network, is a member of the research faculty at the Center for Brain and Cognition, University of California, San Diego, focusing on theoretical evolutionary neuroscience. He is the co-author of The Origin of Minds: Evolution, Uniqueness, and the New Science of the Self that describes a new evolutionary model of the mind. Previously, he was a visiting associate in biology at the California Institute of Technology, and the creator and host of award-winning PBS science programs on evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience.
Bingham’s last PBS series was the critically acclaimed The Human Quest.
Bingham was Creator and Executive Producer of the KCET-TV (PBS/Los Angeles) Science and Society Unit. His programs—notably the Frontiers of the Mind series (including The Addicted Brain, The Sexual Brain, The Time of our Lives and Inside Information)—have been broadcast from Australia to Zimbabwe, in languages from Hebrew to Mandarin Chinese, and are used in high schools and universities worldwide. He has received many honors for his communication of science - including the National Magazine Award, seven Los Angeles Emmy awards, the American Psychological Association Award for Excellence in Television, and the Writer’s Guild of America award for Outstanding Documentary Script. Bingham may be the only member of the Society for Neuroscience who is also a member of the Directors' Guild of America (DGA) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).