Letters to a young scientist by Edward O. Wilson

Letters to a young scientist by Edward O. Wilson.

The amazing sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson, Pulitzer prize winner for his book On Human Nature, writes a combined autobiography and academic career advice book. Nature magazine loves it and it’s poised to become a classic in academic circles. Wilson emphasizes passion, rather than extraordinary intelligence, as the crucial characteristic of a successful scientist in …

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Pop science: consciousness and free will

The questions of consciousness and free will used to be the domain of philosophers and psychologist. With the onset of neuroimaging, neuroscientists have started looking for the ‘neural correlates of consciousness’, but this has proven illusive so far. This is partly due to ambiguity in the definitions of consciousness and …

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Pop science books: decisions, happiness and the brain

Our unconscious plays a huge role in our decisions and actions in every-day life, and that’s nothing new. Now that neuroscientists have started looking at our conscious and subconscious self there has been a new surge in books covering intuition, subconscious biases of choice, and how habits shape our life. Here …