I explore the science of how we think, learn, and connect. That means I write about the brain and behavior in humans and animals. How do we perceive the world and people around us? How do we process and act on those perceptions? How do they lead us to fall in love or make friends, to learn languages or forget names, to sleep soundly or delay gratification? If such questions interest you, too, sign up here to receive the latest news.
I’m the author of two books of popular science and am at work on a third—on the biology and evolution of friendship. I am a contributing editor at Scientific American and write the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today. My work has also appeared in The Atlantic, Newsweek, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Vogue and many other publications. READ FULL BIO
Neuroscientists learn a little bit more about how we think, learn and connect all the time. In my Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today, I cover the latest developments, talking to researchers and reporting on whatever new findings intrigue me most. SEE ALL POSTS. The latest post is “It’s Cold and Flu Season, Call a Friend.” Read it here.