Archive for August, 2011

Dyslexics Could Be Our Most Talented Data Visualizers

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Thomas G. West has known for over 20 years what has since been gradually recognized by other cognitive scientists: dyslexia has an upside. Not only this, but the special abilities of many dyslexics are desperately needed in the world today. What has been traditionally deemed a disability is a different wiring of the brain—one that [...]

Buonomano Knows His Bugs and Yours Too

Monday, August 8th, 2011

As an avid reader of books and articles about the brain, my interest was piqued while listening to an interview on NPR’s Fresh Air of Dean Buonomano about his new book Brain Bugs: How the Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives.

I’ve reviewed other fine books about the brain in the past, such as Brain Rules by [...]