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Proust Was a Neuroscientist

Proust Was a Neuroscientist, Jonah Lehrer

Jonah Lehrer’s first book, Proust Was a Neuroscientist aims to make the argument that artists may understand the human condition even better than scientists.  776 more words

Book Reviews

My Phone and My Books

I always write lots of blog posts in December. I like looking-back and summing-up, especially when I think how beneficial it will be in the future, to jog my presently deteriorating memory. 733 more words


Online, social platforms shaming spirals: Out of control?

Out of control? Online shaming spirals

Misused or confused privilege of freedom of expressions?

“Living in America puts us in a bit of a bubble… 3,038 more words



Creativity is a spark. It can be excruciating when we’re rubbing two rocks together and getting nothing. And it can be intensely satisfying when the flame catches and a new idea sweeps around the world.  ~Jonah Lehrer

Publicly shaming: how Jon Ronson changed my mind about Justine Sacco

I remember when the whole universe seemingly exploded over Justine Sacco, the PR executive who Tweeted:

“Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. 764 more words

Book And Movies

Neurogenesis (1/2): mothballed as heresy

Given my recent repeat rant about neuroscience’s resistance to the facts of neuroplasticity, reposting this short sequence seemed a good idea.

Kicked-Started by Coincidence

Till just over a fortnight ago I would not have connected… 1,014 more words

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