Karthika Muthukumaraswamy

Jonah Lehrer and the Problems with "Pithy" Science Writing

There is little doubt that Jonah Lehrer is a brilliant writer and fluid storyteller, but let’s face it: the reason he jumped to the top echelons of the media landscape in so short a time at such a young age is the type of stories he chose to write: behind-the-scenes looks at how our brain and psychology work, philosophical insights into what makes us successful (or nervous), and the science behind intangible things such as creativity and altruism.

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