Tania Lombrozo

Tania Lombrozo appears in the following:

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.


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.


'Mind Maps' Exhibit Hacked: A Case Of Guerrilla Curation?

Monday, March 31, 2014

A trip to the museum is all about learning. But maybe you have something to share, too. Commentator Tania Lombrozo flags a case of uninvited public participation at a London show.


The Rotating Snakes Are All In Your Mind

Monday, March 24, 2014

Illusions aren't just for fun; they also help reveal how human vision works. Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to an expert for an explanation of why we perceive motion where none exists.


The Green You See Is Not The Green You See

Monday, March 17, 2014

Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, commentator Tania Lombrozo brings us two illusions in green. Look at them long and hard, if you dare.


Evolution Is Coming To A Storybook Near You

Monday, March 10, 2014

Kids love animals. They love stories, too. Bring the two together, mix in a little science, and you suddenly have a potent teaching tool, says commentator Tania Lombrozo.


Alzheimer's Challenges Notions Of Memory And Identity

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

As those with Alzheimer's disease lose their memories, do they also lose their identities? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers new research into traits seen as central to identity.


How Not To Name Your Baby

Monday, February 24, 2014

There's a time and place for evidence-based decision making. For commentator Tania Lombrozo, naming her babies wasn't it.


Galileo Lives On

Monday, February 17, 2014

Born 450 years ago, Galileo remains an effective teacher today. Commentator Tania Lombrozo, for one, says his work illuminates the capacity of simple human thought to make sense of the world.


This Could Have Been Shorter

Monday, February 03, 2014

Communicating science inevitably involves a trade off between brevity and nuance. Commentator Tania Lombrozo confronts the dilemma with a 140-character challenge.


Must Science Murder Its Darlings?

Monday, January 27, 2014

Dozens of thinkers have been asked to identify cherished scientific ideas that are ripe for retirement. Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers their answers and ends up questioning the wisdom of discarding worn-out scientific ideas.


Why Personalized Internet Ads Are Kind Of Creepy

Monday, January 13, 2014

Feeling "watched" by secret Internet agents hoping to sell you new shoes can be disturbing. But commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests that it isn't this loss of privacy, per se, that makes personalized Internet advertising distinctly unnerving.


Equal Sign Named 'Symbol Of The Year' For 2013

Monday, January 06, 2014

We're steeped in symbols. Yet we often take symbols and their power for granted. A new competition puts the spotlight on their role in human thinking. And commentator Tania Lombrozo puts a spotlight on the competition itself.


Science: A Laughing Matter?

Monday, December 30, 2013

Do science-based jokes exclude the uninformed, or open doors to understanding a mysterious culture? A recent compilation of such in-jokes prompts commentator Tania Lombrozo to take a poke or two at the psychology of humor.


A Science Geek's Guide To Christmas Celebration

Monday, December 23, 2013

Hoping to incorporate some celebration of science into this year's festivities? Commentator Tania Lombrozo offers three unusual suggestions for spicing up your Christmas holiday.


Global Warming Explained, In About A Minute

Monday, December 16, 2013

Few people have even a rudimentary understanding of the mechanisms driving global warming. Do you? Commentator Tania Lombrozo would like to introduce you to a new resource that makes it easy to grasp the basics of climate change.


Solving The Conundrum Of Multiple Choice Tests

Monday, December 09, 2013

Students around the country are gearing up for final exams, including often-disparaged multiple choice tests. Is their bad rap deserved? Commentator Tania Lombrozo looks at some research suggesting it's not.


The Truth About The Left Brain / Right Brain Relationship

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.


Dancing To The Tune Of Ph.D.

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!


Let's Talk: Can Comments Advance Science?

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?