The Frontal Cortex

Last Night

I just wanted to thank everyone who came out to Water Taxi Beach last night to hear me, Dan Ariely and the Radio Lab team talk about the irrational brain. I had a great time. I hope you did, too. I’d never been to that “beach” before, but it’s quite the spot to enjoy a beer, especially on such a lovely summer evening.

And if anyone has been to other Science Festival events, please put your comments below. I was especially excited about the creativity panel, with Ramachandran and Bill T. Jones.

Update: Pictures here.


  1. #1 Lyss
    May 31, 2008

    I wish I had known about the radio talk sooner than the day after the event, but then again, I don’t know if I would have been able to attend being that there was alcohol and I am eighteen.

    Maybe at a future event. I do plan on attending next years wsf

  2. #2 carielewyn
    May 31, 2008

    wow, you’re the editor for seed mag, too? that’s crazy, i JUST ordered it like 5 days ago.

  3. #3 Greg B
    May 31, 2008

    I was there and really enjoyed the show, as did my friends. The weather was beautiful and the view was great.

  4. #4 Steve Marr
    June 1, 2008

    Just received my copy of “Imaginative Minds”, ed. Ilona Roth, from Amazon. An interesting collection of scholarly articles on the topic of creativity. Unfortunately, in trying to break “creativity” into its component parts the “spark” of creativity is lost. The pedantic nomenclature masks poetic sentiments. As I am dealing with a massive creative block myself, I had hoped to learn about creativity to “free” me up. Instead I feel I must address the “inner critic” and the “inner censor” in a psychoanalytic manner and hope that the creativity I felt in my twenties will return.

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