Jonah Lehrer


Freewheelin' and Freeloading in the Digital Age

Monday, August 06, 2012

The news that writer Jonah Lehrer fabricated portions of his latest book makes blogger Olivia Giovetti consider how commonplace appropriation and theft is in classical music and opera.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jonah Lehrer's "Creativity"

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bestselling author (and frequent guest on this show) Jonah Lehrer has resigned from his post at the New Yorker over having fabricated or embellished Bob Dylan quotes in his book Imagine: How Creativity WorksJohn McQuaid, veteran science journalist who wrote about the Lehrer story for, discusses how he sees the story as a warning tale about what can happen when a "personal brand supersedes everything else, including the drab scutwork of journalism."

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Saint Paul Sunday

Revisiting the Science of Creativity with Jonah Lehrer

Monday, May 28, 2012

This week we're revisiting some of the best Takeaway interviews from the last year. Here, John talks with Jonah Lehrer, science journalist and author of "Imagine: How Creativity Works," about what made some of history's most creative minds tick. They'll discuss W.H. Auden's drug of choice and why Skype hasn't replaced the face-to-face encounter.


The Takeaway

Jonah Lehrer on How to Expand Your Imagination

Friday, March 23, 2012

Where do most artists and inventors get their creative impulse? Author and journalist Jonah Lehrer explores the science behind imagination in his new book "Imagine: How Creativity Works."

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On The Media

Spoilers Don't Spoil Anything

Friday, October 07, 2011

A recent study from the University of California, San Diego says that, despite what we might expect, spoilers don't actually spoil our enjoyment of a story—at least not in books.  In fact, knowing the ending might even make us enjoy stories more.  Brooke spoke to Jonah Lehrer of Wired, who wrote about the study.



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Studio 360

Dylan, Hamlet, Neuroscience

Friday, November 23, 2007

Some of the greatest shape-shifters of all time. Throughout his career Bob Dylan tried out several different personas, and filmmaker Todd Haynes captures them in his new biopic, I’m Not There. Actor Scott Shepherd takes on Hamlet by channeling a 1960s Richard Burton. And writer Jonah Lehrer tells us how science is just now proving what artists like Whitman and Cezanne observed over a century ago.


Studio 360

Proust was a Neuroscientist

Friday, November 23, 2007

Science writer Jonah Lehrer is just 26, but he’s already worked as a line cook at Le Cirque and in the lab of a Nobel Prize-winning scientist. In Proust Was a Neuroscientist, Lehrer looks at the surprising ways artists like Paul Cezanne and Walt Whitman ...

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