Dr. Laura Carstensen Across Time and Space

Dr. Laura Carstensen is an award-winning scientist at Stanford University who has spent her life's work on one of the defining issues of our era: older adulthood and developmental psychology in the second half of life. Even a cursory glance at population demographics will show the global increase in longevity and the growing size of our … Continue reading Dr. Laura Carstensen Across Time and Space

Dr. Anthony Jorm and a Quest for Global Literacy with Mental Health

Paraphrasing from Dr. Tony Jorm, I'll make a prediction. You know someone who is suffering from a mental illness. Each year close to 20% of adults will experience a mental health issue that might include anxiety, a drug problem, clinical depression, an eating disorder, schizophrenia, dementia -- and quite possibly more than one. Despite the widespread … Continue reading Dr. Anthony Jorm and a Quest for Global Literacy with Mental Health

Side Note: Australia and New Zealand Highlights

Really good decisions tend to "good" because they are the summative outcome of multiple determining factors. Hence when considering what to do for a sabbatical project, I tried to craft something that would incorporate multiple interests and that weigh the real and probabilistic consequences of those choices to determine the best approach. Having said that, … Continue reading Side Note: Australia and New Zealand Highlights

A Few Short Stories of Dr. Michael Corballis

Dr. Mike Corballis met me on the tiny island of Waiheke, a short ferry ride from downtown Aukland. He is an Emeritus Professor and Inaugural Creativity Fellow at the University of Aukland in New Zealand where he has served since 1978. His research is far-reaching in scope, his publications are theoretically provocative and speak to … Continue reading A Few Short Stories of Dr. Michael Corballis

The Polythematic Approach of Dr. Max Coltheart

Dr. Max Coltheart has drawn together people and ideas to form an understanding of  thought and belief systems. He has done so with studies of visual perception, speech and language processes, computational modeling, clinical patients and their delusions, and a range of other fascinating phenomena. While Dr. Coltheart is Australian, his career has taken him … Continue reading The Polythematic Approach of Dr. Max Coltheart