Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:

15 Questions About Science And Religion, Answered

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.


The Negative In Positive Stereotypes

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.


The Magic Of Words

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.


What You Really Know About Bicycles

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.


Don't Believe In Evolution? Try Thinking Harder

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.


Why We Need Philosophers Engaged In Public Life

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.


Privileged 'Primates' And The Mothers Who Mock Them

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.


What Junk Food Can Teach Us About Junk Science

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.


Storing Information In Other People's Heads

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.


Explanation, Orgasm And The Need For Basic Science Research Funding

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.


A Found Poem For Mother's Day

Monday, May 04, 2015

A short and poignant poem for mothers, discovered accidentally by commentator Tania Lombrozo.


The Danger Of GMOs: Is It All In Your Mind?

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.


Considering 'The Philosophy Of The Web'

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.


Are Scientific And Religious Explanations Incompatible?

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.


Ice Cream Activism

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.


France Takes Aim At Companies That Hire Ultrathin Models

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.


Why We Need Ruth Bader Ginger Ice Cream

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.


Don't Be Myopic About Heritability

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.


We Experience The World We Infer, Not The World As It Is

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.


Easy Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing (Maybe)

Monday, March 09, 2015

Does heavy smartphone use lead to lazy thinking? Commentator Tania Lombrozo looks beyond the headlines.