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Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:

The Math And Science Of Latkes

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.

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What If Atheists Were Defined By Their Actions?

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.

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Does It Matter Who Accepts Evolution?

Monday, December 01, 2014

What does the American public really believe about human origins? And does it matter? Commentator Tania Lombrozo argues it does.

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Is The Blogosphere Self-Correcting?

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.

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Culture Of Psychological Science At Stake

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.

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Is It Time To Reappropriate Pink?

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?

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Why Lab Rats Don't Observe Daylight Saving Time

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.

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What An Advertising Challenge Illustrates About The Mind

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.

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Are Factual And Religious Belief The Same?

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.

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Putting A Critical Eye On Brain Imaging Studies

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.

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Domesticated Robots And The Art Of Being Human

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.

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Being Good Isn't Zero Sum

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.

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How Not To Teach Climate Change

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.

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Awe, With And Without The Gods

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.

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Using Science To Blame Mothers

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.

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Thinking Like A Scientist Can Help Overcome Allure Of Appearances

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.

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Of This And That: Intimacy In Social Media

Monday, August 11, 2014

That moment when you first open Twitter. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes a look at the language of social media.

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Reports Of Psychology's Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Monday, August 04, 2014

Last week, The Onion declared psychology dead, hoisted by its own circularity. Psychologist Tania Lombrozo responds.

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Cognitive Science Honors Its Pioneers And Leaders

Monday, July 28, 2014

There isn't a Nobel Prize for cognitive science: the interdisciplinary study of the mind. But the field does have the Rumelhart Prize and its 15th winner has a familiar name.

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From 'Star Trek' To LGBT Spokesman, What It Takes 'To Be Takei'

Monday, July 28, 2014

George Takei is famous for his role as Mr. Sulu on Star Trek. Now a new documentary, To Be Takei, delves into his personal story — including growing up in Japanese internment camps, and coming out.

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