Wednesday, July 22, 2009

On NPR's Talk Of The Nation this afternoon

Flash - I'll be on Talk Of the Nation this afternoon at 2:30pm Eastern time, talking with Neal Conan about why people believe that President Obama isn't a natural born citizen, despite positive proof of his birth in Hawaii. It's related to previous false beliefs that arose during the campaign - see our NY Times op-ed on Obama's religion.

Tune in!

Update: a link to NPR here should have audio soon. Find out whether Neal Conan's favorite food really is liverwurst dipped in chocolate.

Friday, July 3, 2009

This is your brain on physics (or vice versa)

Recently I was asked to write for Physics World on what physical scientists can bring to the study of the brain.

As it turns out, they are good for lots of things! Examples include developing innovative imaging technologies and new theories for understanding brain function. My own laboratory's research does both. Read the piece here.