Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
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.
Monday, March 02, 2015
Would you trust your own predictions over those of a well-designed statistical model? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers new evidence on "algorithm aversion" and what it reveals.
Monday, February 16, 2015
Beyond the roses, hearts and generic declarations of devotion, do you know what love is? Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to an expert on the metaphysics of love.
Monday, February 09, 2015
Decisions about vaccinating one's children aren't simply a matter of weighing the relative benefits and risks. Psychologist Tania Lombrozo considers how subtle biases also play into it.
Monday, February 02, 2015
We often tell ourselves stories about how we came to be the people we are today. Commentator Tania Lombrozo is a skeptic: When constructing our own narratives, we don't get a control group.
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.