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The Neuroscience of Everyday Life

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Steven Johnson, the author of Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life was on Fresh Air today. Here's a link:


Fresh Air Page with streaming audio links


He writes the monthly "Emerging Technology" column for Discover and is contributing editor at Wired. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Nation, The New Yorker, Harper's, and The Guardian. Johnson is also the author of Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, which was named as a finalist for the 2002 Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.


Like many of these interviews, I didn't get a chance to listen to it. YMMV.



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Cool Jay. Thanks for keeping us abreast of these cool programs on Fresh Air.


I'm listening to the interview right now. It starts off with an interesting and amusing example of mental conflict.


I read Johnson's book "Emergence" but felt that he didn't do a very good job of getting to the point. He had a lot of interesting things to say, but he never really tied it all together into a coherent point.


So far in this interview, he's making a lot of good points. It's pretty much a distillation of ideas that are already out there, but he's doing a good job of laying them out.

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