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Jonah Lehrer, science fiction writer

He’s back, and he’s out with a new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works. I am talking of course about Jonah Lehrer, the enfant terrible of cognitive neuroscience. OK, perhaps more Wunderkind. In any case, I was struck by this post on his weblog, The Cost Of Creativity: There is a serious complication to this triumphant [...]
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Jonah Lehrer on Creativity and Imagine

Business & Finance / Economics : EconTalk (2 years ago)

Jonah Lehrer, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the science of creativity. They discuss focusing vs. ignoring as a way to solve problems, the pot... Read Post

Jonah Lehrer, Caught Fabricating Bob Dylan Quote, Resigns from ‘New Yorker’

Society & Culture : Flavorwire (2 years ago)

While the self-plagiarism charges leveled against New Yorker wunderkind Jonah Lehrer last month may have fallen into an ethical gray area, the writer’s misconduct was blatant enough in his new book, Imagine: How Creativity Works, to... Read Post

On Jonah Lehrer

Biology / Genetics : Gene Expression (2 years ago)

Since Jonah Lehrer came up in the open thread last week, I’m going to mention it. First, I’ll preface this by saying that my interactions with Jonah, who I labeled the “boy king of cognitive neuroscience” jokingly at one point, were... Read Post


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