Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Big in Amsterdam?

Our book's coming out this week in the Netherlands: Het Geheim van je Brein, via Kosmos Uitgevers. Here's an article in Spits, a paper with a circulation of several million. Let me know if it's positive.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Neuroscience and political campaigns

In June, Sandra and I wrote an article about how lies live and grow in the brain - and how we can be manipulated by other people into having false beliefs. At the time there were a few examples in Presidential politics: rumors about Senator Barack Obama's religion, or about Senator John McCain fathering a mixed-race child.

Saturday I spoke to an audience on the subject of how to prevent false belief formation. The slides I showed can be downloaded as PowerPoint and PDF. The image mentioned in the talk is available as a PDF.

Brain myths - and more juvenile delights

There are several articles in Sunday's Chicago Tribune containing fun brain facts from our book: "10 things you might not know about your brain" and "How fit is your brain?" by Julie Deardorff.

One piece also has some sillier stuff - like how to prevent "brain freeze" after eating ice cream so quickly. That's not in our book - I think it's from Why You Shouldn't Eat Your Boogers. What an honor to share the stage with that book...