Posts Tagged: Jonah Lehrer

Once a Plagiarist

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Jonah Lehrer, who admitted to plagiarism and fabrication in his 2012 book Imagine: How Creativity Works, has a new book out. It seems that once accused of plagiarism, though, those charges are hard to dodge: According to Daniel Engber, Lehrer’s new book follows the same model, cherry-picking results and distorting their implications. But of course, Lehrer […]

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Creative Fuel

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I’ve never been much of a drugs guy. My friends told me I got mean when I smoked, and anything harder made the next day feel so much worse than being on the drugs had felt good the day before. But reading Imagine, Jonah Lehrer’s new collection of essays, I was tempted to reconsider.

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Frontal Cortex

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This week The New Yorker launched a new science blog called Frontal Cortex, by Jonah Lehrer. (Did you catch our interview with him?) The inaugural post touts the virtues of day-dreaming.

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“The pulp of 2010”

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Jonah Lehrer laments a big problem with the social web: “The one shared feature that I’m most interested in is also a little disturbing: the tendency of the social software to quantify our social life. Facebook doesn’t just let us connect with our friends: it counts our friends. Twitter doesn’t just allow us to aggregate […]

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