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neuroscience | Aug 15th, 2016

First Look: Daniel Levitin’s New Book, A Field Guide to Lies

Our lives are flooded with more information than ever before: emails, Facebook updates, push notifications, Google alerts, Tweets, texts, and even (still, somehow) telemarketers and junk mail. And if we need a question answered, Wikipedia is just a few clicks away. But how do we know what’s truth... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Feb 24th, 2013

Obama's Brain Activity Map Is a Good Investment: David Eagleman, NYT Op-Ed

In a New York Times Op-Ed, neuroscience speaker David Eagleman says that when it comes to what we know about our brains, we've barely scratched the surface. That's why he believes that President Obama's plan to pour a cool $3 billion into neuroscience research will be a valuable investment. The... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Jan 11th, 2012

The Fragile Teenage Brain: Jonah Lehrer on Concussions in Sports

In a recent Grantland article, neuroscience speaker Jonah Lehrer looks at one of the most wrenching issues in modern sports: concussions. Only recently has the severity of sports-related brain injuries been brought to public attention, illuminated by, among other things, advances in neuroscience.... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Nov 9th, 2011

Jonah Lehrer: The Social Significance of Supersizing Portions

Neuroscience speaker Jonah Lehrer has a knack for bridging academic papers and the realities faced by regular people. In his latest piece for Wired, Lehrer wrangles waistlines. More specifically, he highlights studies that show we are actually really bad at figuring out when we're full. It's a... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Oct 5th, 2011

Jonah Lehrer: Why Some People Learn Better Than Others

Popular science prodigy Jonah Lehrer—who is always teaching us new things on his Wired blog—writes about learning itself in his latest column. Specifically, Lehrer focuses on the ways your brain reacts to and learns from your mistakes. Technically speaking, there are two signals that your brain... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Sep 13th, 2011

Imagine: Jonah Lehrer's Upcoming Book on How Creativity Works

It may be the eternal question, in both business and the arts: Can we learn how to be more creative? As it turns out, we can, says Jonah Lehrer. Lehrer is the journalist whose writings on neuroscience—for Wired, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine, among others—become immediate... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Aug 28th, 2011

Jonah Lehrer To Grads: Follow Your Dreams, If They're The Right Ones

Neuroscience speaker Jonah Lehrer delivered a convocation speech at Earlham College, and unlike the kind of 'follow your dreams' motivational fare you'd expect, he made a special point of telling grads that their dreams weren't necessarily going to come true. Based on Angela Duckworth's grit... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Apr 4th, 2011

David Eagleman: Why Our Legal System Needs Neuroscience

In an article in today’s Daily Telegraph, David Eagleman — acclaimed neuroscientist and author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain — tackled the issue of neuroscience and its role in the legal system. The central issue lies with the assumption that all people are “practical reasoners”... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Mar 24th, 2011

Keynote Review: Jonah Lehrer on Why Brainstorming Doesn't Work

Earlier this week, Jonah Lehrer delivered a keynote to a prestigious advertising crowd in New York, concentrating on the pivotal question of where creativity can be found. Speaking to a packed house of modern day Don Drapers & Peggy Olsons — ad men and women who are finding ways to wield magazine... Continue Reading →
neuroscience | Mar 17th, 2011

Neuroscientist David Eagleman: What Motivates People to Care About a Brand?

Neuroscientist David Eagleman, whose unique brand of “guerilla science” was recently featured on NOVA, just delivered his new keynote on consumer research — specifically, what does traditional consumer research get wrong? And why is brand loyalty even more important than we assume?   Emotion,... Continue Reading →
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