Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
As those with Alzheimer's disease lose their memories, do they also lose their identities? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers new research into traits seen as central to identity.
Monday, February 24, 2014
There's a time and place for evidence-based decision making. For commentator Tania Lombrozo, naming her babies wasn't it.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Born 450 years ago, Galileo remains an effective teacher today. Commentator Tania Lombrozo, for one, says his work illuminates the capacity of simple human thought to make sense of the world.
Monday, February 03, 2014
Communicating science inevitably involves a trade off between brevity and nuance. Commentator Tania Lombrozo confronts the dilemma with a 140-character challenge.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Dozens of thinkers have been asked to identify cherished scientific ideas that are ripe for retirement. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers their answers and ends up questioning the wisdom of discarding worn-out scientific ideas.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Feeling "watched" by secret Internet agents hoping to sell you new shoes can be disturbing. But commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests that it isn't this loss of privacy, per se, that makes personalized Internet advertising distinctly unnerving.
Monday, January 06, 2014
We're steeped in symbols. Yet we often take symbols and their power for granted. A new competition puts the spotlight on their role in human thinking. And commentator Tania Lombrozo puts a spotlight on the competition itself.
Monday, December 30, 2013
Do science-based jokes exclude the uninformed, or open doors to understanding a mysterious culture? A recent compilation of such in-jokes prompts commentator Tania Lombrozo to take a poke or two at the psychology of humor.
Monday, December 23, 2013
Hoping to incorporate some celebration of science into this year's festivities? Commentator Tania Lombrozo offers three unusual suggestions for spicing up your Christmas holiday.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Few people have even a rudimentary understanding of the mechanisms driving global warming. Do you? Commentator Tania Lombrozo would like to introduce you to a new resource that makes it easy to grasp the basics of climate change.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Students around the country are gearing up for final exams, including often-disparaged multiple choice tests. Is their bad rap deserved? Commentator Tania Lombrozo looks at some research suggesting it's not.
Monday, December 02, 2013
Is the idea that the left hemisphere of the brain is more logical and the right more intuitive a scientific fact or a cultural fiction? Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to an expert for answers.
Monday, November 25, 2013
What would you get if you challenged Ph.D. students to explain their work through dance? You'd get this: 31 creative, fun, silly and educational videos. Let's salsa to some serious research!
Monday, November 04, 2013
Comments are a great way to engage with readers and expand on a piece. But they can also introduce false information, polarize readers and foster incivility. Tania Lombrozo is ready to talk about how to strike a balance between these two poles; are you?
Monday, October 28, 2013
Halloween blurs the boundaries between what is real and what is not. Can children keep things straight? Researcher Tania Lombrozo tells the story of the Candy Witch and explains what it says about how children understand the fantastical beings that populate their lives.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Do we need to diversify perceptions of science? Or should we "coolify" stereotypes of geeky scientists? Can we do both? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what contemporary psychology can tell us about the implications of each approach.
Monday, September 09, 2013
Why can't believers and nonbelievers have civil conversations about their disagreements? Commentator Tania Lombrozo calls for creating charitable ground, space where supporters of both science and religion can talk openly about their beliefs without fear of recrimination.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Is the study of happiness a shaky enterprise at its foundation? Is experimental psychology, in general, a conceptual quagmire? Commentator, and experimental psychologist, Tania Lombrozo defends the field after a recent attack by Will Wilkinson. She says its flaws stem from its youth.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Multitasking is so very modern, what with mobile computing devices of all stripes constantly offering us the chance to "connect." But commentator Tania Lombrozo points to new research that suggests we may be doing ourselves, and others, more harm than good as we constantly shift focus.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Religion offers existential and emotional benefits that science can't seem to match. According to Commentator Tania Lombrozo, there's a tension in nature and science between beauty and bleakness. Can a scientific, naturalistic worldview be as fulfilling as religious belief?