Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
Monday, July 27, 2015
More than a dozen cognitive scientists, including Tania Lombrozo, joined a discussion in April aimed to encourage a sophisticated, evidence-based look at the psychology behind science and religion.
Monday, July 20, 2015
While negative stereotypes are obviously harmful, new research shows that positive stereotypes — like assuming blanket qualities of a female leader — aren't so great either, says Tania Lombrozo.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Whether or not they involve genuine abstraction, words offer a way to reason and communicate — a respite from the tyranny of the specific, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, July 06, 2015
It turns out the science of bicycles is surprisingly complex and only partially understood, falling under the "Illusion of Explanatory Depth" phenomenon, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Psychologist Tania Lombrozo looks at a new paper that finds an association between cognitive style — intuitive or analytic — and beliefs about evolution.
Monday, June 22, 2015
Recent encounters we've had with issues of race, identity and moral responsibility are precisely the kind that benefit from the careful analysis of contemporary philosophers, says Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, June 15, 2015
A new book about motherhood among Manhattan's elite has garnered a lot of attention. Commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests our obsession with parenting among the privileged stems from our own anxiety.
Monday, June 08, 2015
Recently, a journalist confessed to fooling millions into believing that chocolate helps weight loss. Tania Lombrozo considers what the "chocolate hoax" can tell us.
Monday, May 18, 2015
When we can't fit everything in our own heads, we have to outsource information to others. But how do we keep track of who knows what? Commentator Tania Lombrozo shares some recent findings.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Psychologist Tania Lombrozo draws a surprising parallel between the function of scientific explanations and orgasms, with implications for basic research funding — and future learning and knowledge.
Monday, May 04, 2015
A short and poignant poem for mothers, discovered accidentally by commentator Tania Lombrozo.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Genetically modified foods are often regarded as "unnatural" and approached with distrust. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers the psychology behind these reactions.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Does contemporary technology fundamentally change our relationship to the world and to each other? Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to an expert to learn about this emerging area of philosophy.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Commentator Tania Lombrozo says the answer to whether scientific and religious explanations are fundamentally at odds isn't a simple "yes" or "no" when it comes to explaining the world around us.
Monday, April 06, 2015
Commentator Tania Lombrozo renews her call for ice-cream-based activism in light of a petition for the creation of her proposed Ben & Jerry's flavor: Ruth Bader Ginger.
Monday, April 06, 2015
The controversial measure is part of an overall healthcare bill expected to pass into law. Spain, Israel and Italy have rules against ultrathin models, but none go as far as the French measure would.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Women are underrepresented in ways we notice — and ways we don't. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers the psychology behind our perceptions of gender parity.
Monday, March 23, 2015
A biological trait's heritability can change over time. Commentator Tania Lombrozo explains how genetic influences and environmental variations play together.
Friday, March 20, 2015
It can feel like our senses give us direct access to the world as it is now, and our memory to the world as it once was. Commentator Tania Lombrozo challenges these ideas.
Monday, March 09, 2015
Does heavy smartphone use lead to lazy thinking? Commentator Tania Lombrozo looks beyond the headlines.