The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Twitter When it comes to music and the human brain, Daniel Levitin’s expertise is hard to top. The musician, professor, and neuroscientist quite literally wrote the book on … Continue reading The noisy home
What is buyer’s remorse? Buyer’s remorse is the regret and anxiety that can seep in about a purchase or a decision that cannot be easily reversed. It can occur when choosing a career, buying a home, shopping or even on … Continue reading Ignorance is bliss
Simple thinking in a complex world is a recipe for disaster Ants are simple creatures. They live by simple rules: if you see a scrap of food, pick it up; if you see a pile of food, drop the food … Continue reading Why simple doesn’t always work
Numbers don’t need to be trusted to shape our lives: they just need our attention The 1820s is often seen as the moment when an enthusiasm for numbers started to take hold. Ever since, there has been a growing impulse … Continue reading Do you trust the numbers?
Too much big data running through my brain Big Data by all accounts is supposed to help humans perform better by augmenting our limited brain power. Computers, after all, have the ability to crunch data with lightning speed, something humans … Continue reading Is there too much information?
Living with anxiety in the age of nonstop bad news Like a lot of anxious people, I have a tendency to catastrophize. First, I think about all the things that could possibly go wrong. Then I leap straight to the … Continue reading How the news make you feel out of control
A New Theory Explains How Consciousness Evolved Ever since Charles Darwin published On the Origin of Species in 1859, evolution has been the grand unifying theory of biology. Yet one of our most important biological traits, consciousness, is rarely studied … Continue reading Is consciousness a solution to information overload?