Dr. Diana Deutsch started her life in the family of a brilliant, but struggling artist (her father), and equipped with an overflowing love for music and a penchant for precociousness. Her influence in Psychology has been enduring and profound. In 1966 she published Physiological Psychology, co-written with her husband, Anthony Deutsch (a much lauded physiological … Continue reading Dr. Diana Deutsch Across Science and Art
When I started this journey and several dozen times along the way I have gotten this question: "Couldn't you just email questions to the people you want to include?" Or "Couldn't you just call or Skype with them?" Or more bluntly (and rarer): "It isn't really necessary for you to go there, is it?" The … Continue reading Side Note: Couldn’t You Just Email or Skype Them?
I recently met with Dr. James Pennebaker at the University of Texas - Austin and there are bits of that conversation that have continued to resonate in my head, almost like a good tune. I'll do a complete post on Dr. Pennebaker with his wonderful stories soon, but here's the part I keep thinking about. … Continue reading Side note: Writing for Life
This journey is set for its last stages as I travel from Texas across the southeast and continue up the east coast of the United States to New Jersey. In some ways these travels have started to feel like distant memories --- demarcated in time by a diverse array of people, cities, universities, and events. … Continue reading Side Note: The Journey Home
Dr. Dorothy Bishop is the Wellcome Principle Research Fellow and a Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at Oxford University. Her influence is broad after having spent much of her career investigating neurological disorders that affect language development in children. Consequently her contributions to Psychology are theoretically important for models of linguistic and cognitive development and clinically … Continue reading The Mysteries of Dr. Dorothy Bishop
After some wonderful conversations with Drs. Ian Deary (Univ. of Edinburgh) and Lawrence Barsalou (Univ. of Glasgow) we made our way south to Wales and caught the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. Below are photos from Scotland and the beautiful southwest of Ireland. Back in Dublin now preparing to meet a scholar at Trinity College … Continue reading Photo Journey: Scotland to Ireland
Dr. Norbert Schwarz co-directs the Dornsife Center for Mind and Society at the University of Southern California (with Dr. Daphna Oyserman) where he is a Provost's Professor of Psychology. He has worked expansively: with big ideas that cut across the disciplines of the Social Sciences and across institutions in Germany and the United States. While … Continue reading An Integrated Framework to Dr. Norbert Schwarz
We have spent the last couple of weeks journeying through England. From our arrival in Heathrow we traveled up to Cambridge, to York, and back down to Oxford and London. England has much storied universities, incredible scholars, and in the weeks ahead I will be posting on my conversations with Drs. Dorothy Bishop (Oxford), Susan … Continue reading Side note: A very different journey
Happy May the 4th, aka Star Wars day! Our journey now has reached a distance of 0.000000002086 parsecs and we are celebrating the combination of bank holiday weekend, May Day, Free Comic Book Day, and Star Wars Day on the outskirts of London! I can only assume that Free Comic Book Day and Star Wars … Continue reading Side note: May the fourth be with you!
We made the 4800 mi/7600 km journey from Dallas, Texas to London, England. The differences in language patterns, social interactions, and centres of cultural interest feel quite vast. After a few days in London, we continued up to Cambridge (60 mi/100 km) where I spoke with some amazing neuropsychologists/psychopharmacologists for the Journey, and then made … Continue reading Side note: The ethics of better living through chemistry (and road updates)