Jonah Lehrer appears in the following:
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."
Monday, April 05, 2010
It’s been over four months since the story of his extramarital affairs made headlines all over the world, and now, Tiger Woods will get back to golf.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Today in The Takeaway's Science segment, we talk about neuroscience. A handful of new studies suggest that in matters of weight loss, will power could lose out to brainpower. The brain, which is an organ designed to seek out calories, could outsmart the tricks we play on it, such as drinking diet soft drinks. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the brains behind our bulk is Jonah Lehrer. He is The Takeaway’s science contributor and author of the books "How We Decide"
and "Proust Was a Neuroscientist."
Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington Correspondent also joins the conversation to talk about how health policy could be used to encourage better eating habits.
Friday, July 03, 2009
Stuart Smalley’s famous words of self love: "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me" could be hazardous to your mental health. A new study out of the University of Waterloo suggests that people with low-self esteem actually sink into a darker state of mind when they articulate self-affirmations. This is just the latest from a new batch of self-esteem studies. Joining us for a look at how the self-esteem movement has morphed since it burst onto the scene nearly 30 years ago is Takeaway science contributor Jonah Lehrer. Jonah is author of How We Decide and Proust Was a Neuroscientist.
"American kids feel better about themselves than kids all across the world, but achievement hasn't gone up. So now we have this nagging disconnect where our kids feel great about themselves— they think they're doing great in math and reading, but they're actually not."
—Science contributor Jonah Lehrer on the negative side effects of positive affirmations
Monday, May 25, 2009
New scientific research suggests that the mind of a baby is a humming, buzzing, supercharged learning machine, capable of taking in and processing enormous amounts of information. Now that we know this, how should we interact with babies and support their developing minds? We talk to our science contributor Jonah Lehrer
. He is the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist
. He latest book is How We Decide
"For so long we've seen babies just as unconscious, basically just as these lumps that just want to eat and cry and sleep, and now we think babies are actually more conscious than us."
—Writer Jonah Lehrer on new research revealing the active learning of a baby's brain
Monday, February 02, 2009
It seems like there are two kinds of people: the ones who agonize over every decision and the ones who go with their gut. There’s the guy on line at the coffee house who takes ten minutes to decide on a latte and there’s the pilot who makes a split second decision to land a plane in the Hudson River. Neuroscientist Jonah Lehrer is the author of the new book, How We Decide
, which explores what goes on in the brain when we make a decision.
Thursday, January 01, 2009
Gained five pounds when you wanted to lose ten? Started smoking again after swearing you wouldn't? Not eat vegetables at every meal? Forget to not watch television? Who hasn’t had a New Year's resolution fail? The Takeaway’s science contributor Jonah Lehrer joins the show to tell us why our brain actually prevents us from changing everything at once.
Want more Jonah Lehrer? Read his book Proust Was a Neuroscientist
. Guaranteed to make you smarter!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Feeling a little sheepish because you got your sister socks, and she got you a new purple iPod? Evolution can be blamed for the guilt — if not your poor taste in gifts. Jonah Lehrer, author of "Proust Was a Neuroscientist
," gives us the dirt on why we feel the need to give as much as we receive.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"Just looking at a picture of nature was relaxing enough to actually produce some cognitive benefits." -- Jonah Lehrer