World Series champs for the third time in the last five years, those “scratch ‘em ’till they bleed to death” San Francisco Giants have done it again. Not quite a dynasty yet, but you have to go back fifteen years … Continue reading →
Why I’m Scared of Spiders
In a scientific sense, I love spiders. Their intricate webs, their beautiful colors, their glassy little eyes… but I do not love them in the 3-D, actually-in-my-presence sense. I expect some of you are just like me in that regard. According to scientists, insects, spiders, and other creepy-crawlies rank as some of the most commonly reported fears in people of all ages.
My rational side tells me that there’s nothing to be scared of. Science
I just wrote a fun piece for Virgin on the topic: Does business need a new language of love? It was an interesting topic to write on as someone who thinks about language (all day, every day…), but whose engagement with the world of business is roughly limited to occasional trips to the grocery store. The […]
As the neuroscientists in the audience prepare for their largest annual scientific gathering, I like to remind my Readers to attend to a chore which will improve their odds of obtaining NIH grant funding. This includes a little bit of homework on your part, so block out an hour or two with your coffee cup. […]