One practical realm in which this comes up: how long a webpage (seems to) take to load. How are programmers designing tricks to make this seem faster? Do animations help or not help? Check out the article in Wired.
For many years I've been studying how human brains perceive the passage of time.
Why do groups of people inflict violence on unarmed neighbors? (Germany, Rwanda, Darfur, Nanking....). Here's the neuroscience point of view.
I spoke at PopTech on the limits of science, the problems of false dichotomies, and my new movement of possibilianism. See the video.
I had the honor of being selected as one of Houston Modern Luxury's Men of Style.
Wednesday is Indigo Blue: Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia has been awarded the Montaigne Medal, Eric Hoffer Award for Books.
SUM was chosen as the best book of 2009 by Chicago Tribune's Pulitzer-winning literary critic Julia Keller.
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