Wall Street Journal
I am a contributing editor at Scientific American and write the Brain Waves blog for Psychology Today (you can find those posts here). My work has also appeared in The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, Vogue and many other publications. Earlier in my career, I was on staff at Newsweek, and People, among other places and I’ve included a few of my old favorites from those days.
What Cochlear Implants Did For My Son
Researchers who were just awarded the “American Nobel” have opened up the world of sound to the deaf.
There was a time when almost no respectable scientist would have anything to do with cochlear implants. In the 1970s, pioneering researchers who thought they could create a device that allowed the deaf to hear and speak were shouted down at professional conferences. The National Institutes of Health refused funding…