Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:
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?
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Surely some evidence is better than no evidence. Isn't it? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers conditions under which weak evidence is actually worse than no evidence at all. It's all about human psychology.
Monday, July 29, 2013
Are prisoners more or less likely to cooperate with each other than college students? Running the "prisoner's dilemma" experiment on both groups is one way to try and answer this question. Commentator Tania Lombrozo digs into the findings and uncovers a new problem: the "publisher's dilemma."
Monday, July 22, 2013
What makes a language different enough from its predecessors to count as something more than a new dialect? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers how the human mind's drive for clean categories shapes our understanding of linguistics and biology.
Monday, July 15, 2013
We live with emotions every day. But experience isn't the same as expertise. Commentator Tania Lombrozo talks with the force behind a new library of interviews on the science of emotions.
Monday, July 08, 2013
Summer is prime time for recreational reading. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what your summer reading reveals about your personality. Are you an open book?
Monday, July 01, 2013
Would you wear a coat made entirely of human chest hair? Would you eat ice cream made of human breast milk? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers the psychology of human disgust.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Psychologists often appeal to unconscious beliefs and associations when explaining bias and discrimination. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers some new results that question whether unconscious beliefs really do govern our behavior.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Academic philosophy is an outlier within the humanities, with fewer than 20 percent of full-time faculty positions occupied by women. Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses some recent findings that might help us understand why.
Monday, June 10, 2013
Some people believe that the recipient of an organ transplant will take on characteristics of the organ donor. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what this reveals about the way we conceptualize ourselves and our bodies.
Monday, June 03, 2013
Are most people's political opinions based on information or illusion? Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses recent research on confronting our own lack of understanding when it comes to questions of complex public policy.
Monday, May 20, 2013
It's the end of the academic year and students everywhere are taking tests. What for? Commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests we should shift our focus from testing for assessment to testing for learning.