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Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:

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 โ€” including growing up in Japanese internment camps, and coming out.

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Rituals That Work And Why

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Are rituals a sign of human irrationality? Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to Egyptian pyramids, World Cup quirks and Indonesian birds to help explain why rituals sometimes actually work.

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Sex, Death And Evolution ... Nursery Rhyme Style

Monday, July 14, 2014

What we need is a children's song about natural selection: sex, death and all. Commentator Tania Lombrozo takes up the challenge with her debut of "Five Violet Spiders."

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Is Obesity A Disease?

Monday, July 07, 2014

Last year the American Medical Association voted to recognize obesity as a disease. But what's in a name? Commentator Tania Lombrozo reviews new evidence that suggests it matters.

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3 Things Everyone Should Know Before Growing Up

Monday, June 30, 2014

Would you like to see the world more clearly? Commentator Tania Lombrozo extracts some useful life lessons from the field of psychology.

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The Past Is Where It's At For The Future Of Barbecue

Monday, June 30, 2014

The future of good barbecue isn't in new technology, but in the old way of cooking with wood and smoke, says one expert. The science of slow-cooked meat seems to support his argument.

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Why We Aren't The Parents We Know We Could Be

Monday, June 23, 2014

Knowing how to be a good parent and actually being a good parent are two very different things. Tania Lombrozo takes a look at the science and the reality of raising children.

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Kerry Lands In Badhdad, Bearing Warnings For Iraqi Leaders

Monday, June 23, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is touching on a number of complex foreign policy issues this week โ€” from violence in Iraq, to political instability in Egypt and the conflict in Ukraine.NPR's Jackie Northam is on the trip and talks with All Things Considered.

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Blame Your Brain: The Fault Lies Somewhere Within

Monday, June 16, 2014

Can thinking about how the brain works also change how we think about crime and punishment? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says new research suggests it may be so.

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Learn To Code, Learn To Think

Monday, June 09, 2014

Must the next generation of students learn to write their own computer programs? Or should they just leave it to a smarter machine? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says logic dictates the choice.

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Science, Trust And Psychology In Crisis

Monday, June 02, 2014

High-profile failures to replicate classic psychology experiments have made the news. Common research practices are under attack. Commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests a way forward.

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Best Visual Illusions Of 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Prepare to be amazed, but also to learn, as you peruse this year's winners of the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

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Climate Change: A Time For Humor, A Time For Action

Monday, May 19, 2014

The world's failure to come to terms with global warming is also the source of some very funny comedy, says Commentator Tania Lombrozo.

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Calling All Allomothers: You Deserve A Day Of Thanks

Monday, May 12, 2014

Evidence suggests that children are typically cared for by a host of helpers. Commentator Tania Lombrozo calls for an "Allomother's Day" to celebrate everyone who has a hand in raising our children.

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The Comb, The Thrill And The Flop

Monday, May 12, 2014

A visit to one of the greatest art museums in the world, a piece of engaging theater, and a book about Hollywood raise nested questions about art, commerce and love.

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How (And Why) We Should Celebrate Mother's Day

Monday, May 05, 2014

Wondering how to make Mother's Day a special day for mom? Commentator Tania Lombrozo says it's a good day for tackling the paradoxes of modern motherhood.

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Rational Debate: We Can't Live (Together) Without It

Monday, April 28, 2014

How do you change people's minds when arguing the facts only seems to lead to polarization? Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders how we can overcome our disagreements about teaching evolution.

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Yes, We Do Know What You're Thinking

Monday, April 14, 2014

What does the data you generate every day reveal about who you are? Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders where to draw the line between reasonable inferences and violations of privacy.

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Sizing Up Your Children Is A Tricky Business

Monday, April 07, 2014

Many parents report that their first child seems suddenly bigger when a new baby is born. Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses evidence for a "baby illusion" skewing parental perceptions of height.

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