Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
Monday, January 26, 2015
Commentator Tania Lombrozo says her sense is that thinking machines elicit an existential response — perhaps because we're threatened by the idea that maybe human thinking isn't so special.
Monday, January 12, 2015
What makes something a good magic trick? Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses new research on what our intuitions about magic tricks may tell us about human cognition.
Monday, January 05, 2015
Next time you shoot off an email between errands, will you praise your dedication or lament your inefficiency? Commentator Tania Lombrozo's New Year's resolution is to rethink emailing after hours.
Thursday, December 25, 2014
A recent study suggests emerging understanding of physical possibility fuels some reasonable skepticism, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, December 15, 2014
This holiday season, be sure to reflect on important questions. Commentator Tania Lombrozo elucidates what latkes and hamantaschen can tell us about math, science and the Common Core.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Should we express religious categories in terms of people's beliefs or their behaviors? Commentator Tania Lombrozo examines why we describe (a)theism the way we do.
Monday, December 01, 2014
What does the American public really believe about human origins? And does it matter? Commentator Tania Lombrozo argues it does.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Some institutions, like science, seem to be self-correcting — we can harbor some hope that they'll converge on the truth. Commentator Tania Lombrozo isn't sure the blogosphere has similar virtues.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Amid a raging debate about study replication, commentator Tania Lombrozo says it isn't just a few contested findings at stake, but the future of the field.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Pink is an icon of girlhood today — but one with baggage. Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to philosophy and psychology to evaluate the prospects for "pink pride." Is it time to take back the hue?
Monday, November 03, 2014
The effects of a time change can be significant and lasting for both hamsters and humans. Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to an expert to learn more about circadian rhythms.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Commentator Tania Lombrozo uses Apple's new Retina 5K display offering to illustrate a deep point about the limits of human learning.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers a new paper that may help make sense of the coexistence of seemingly contradictory religious and scientific beliefs.
Monday, October 06, 2014
Studies based on fMRI scans are released frequently. But how do you know what's for real? Commentator Tania Lombrozo points to MIT's Nancy Kanwisher for tips on how to become a discerning consumer.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Commentator Tania Lombrozo interviews Alexander Reben, an MIT-trained roboticist and artist whose work, she says, forces us to confront our expectations when it comes to ourselves and our creations.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sometimes our values conflict. But sometimes they don't and the implications are liberating. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes a look at the case for veganism.
Monday, September 15, 2014
If you want to promote green behavior, inducing fear and touting science isn't the way to go. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers some recent lessons from the social psychology of climate change.
Monday, September 08, 2014
Awe is often associated with religion and spirituality, but atheists are no less capable of experiencing it. Psychologist Tania Lombrozo considers the common core of religious and scientific awe.
Monday, August 25, 2014
The complex science of fetal and early childhood development is sometimes distilled into a single, unhelpful message: It's all about mom. Psychologist Tania Lombrozo explains how values can play in.
Monday, August 18, 2014
What can a near-encounter with poison hemlock tell us about childhood development and problems of induction? Commentator Tania Lombrozo explains.