Tom Vanderbilt

Tom Vanderbilt appears in the following:

How Do We Decide When the Possibilities Are Endless?

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tom Vanderbilt looks at the psychology, marketing and neuroscience behind our decision-making in a world of endless choice. 

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Why We Like the Foods We Like

Friday, June 07, 2013

Tom Vanderbilt explains new research into why we like the foods we like, why we crave certain flavors or textures while we’re disgusted by others. His article “Accounting for Taste” is in the June 2013 issue of Smithsonian magazine.  

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New Jersey Moves To Ban the Jughandle

Thursday, February 07, 2013

It's a classic Garden State move - go right in order to go left. Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do and What It Says About Us, talks about what the jughandle left turn means to New Jersey drivers, and why lawmakers are moving to ban it from the state.

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The Future of the Phone

Friday, May 18, 2012

The text message turns two decades old this year, and numerous studies have shown a sharp decline in actual phone use in favor of texting and email. Brooke talks to writer Tom Vanderbilt, who says the phone call’s day may be passing.


JD Samson and MEN - Life's Half Price

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What Your Driving Habits Reveal About You

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Americans spend almost as much time driving as they do eating. Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic, explains why we drive the way we do – from road rage, to the psychology of traffic jams - and tells us what our driving habits reveal about us.

How do you think ...

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