The Frontal Cortex

Goodbye Scienceblogs

NOTE: This blog has moved. The Frontal Cortex is now over here.

I’ve got some exciting news: Starting today, the Frontal Cortex will be moving over to the Wired website. Needless to say, the move comes with the usual mixture of emotions, as I’ve greatly enjoyed my four years as part of the Scienceblogs community. It’s been an honor to share this space with such a fine collection of scientists and writers. I’m sad to be leaving. (I should note, by the way, that this move was planned long before Pepsi, etc.) However, I’m really thrilled to be joining the blog network of the publication that I contribute to in print. I apologize for the hassle of changing RSS feeds, bookmarks and all the rest, but I really hope we can make this move together. Regardless, thanks so much for reading!


  1. #1 Amber
    July 21, 2010

    Do you know if it’s possible to subscribe to the RSS feed just for Frontal Cortex and not the entire Wired Science blog?

  2. #2 Kelly Clowers
    July 21, 2010

    Wired? Uh… oh, you already have connections to them, right.

  3. #3 Kelly Clowers
    July 21, 2010

    @ Amber
    The closest I see is the Frontal Cortex comment feed:

    link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”Wired Science ยป Frontal Cortex Comments Feed” href=””

  4. #4 Sharon Stewart
    July 21, 2010

    Thanks for the heads-up!
    I subscribed to the new blog location’s RSS feed, I’m all set.
    Good luck on the new site!

  5. #5 Jonah
    July 21, 2010

    Thanks for your interest. You should be able to access the new Frontal Cortex feed just to the left of my picture on the new blog.


  6. #6 Braden
    July 21, 2010

    Thanks for the specific feed, Jonah.

  7. #7 Art
    July 21, 2010


    Your going to be missed. I often hold reading your posts because they are something of a complete meal of thought and information. Something to be consumed in single focused event with no distractions.

    I have my doubts that I will follow. Fact is that this blog network is still a rich and convenient source. I’ve tried following other blogs to other places but if there isn’t a sufficient concentration and rich network to justify keeping a window open all the time I usually find scheduling regular visits onerous.

  8. #8 Niels
    July 22, 2010

    @Art: just use an rss reader like google reader. This way you don’t have to checkup on individual websites to find out if there are updates but only check your rss reader for all your updates at once.

  9. #9 Lefty
    July 22, 2010

    Probably won’t follow unless either I change my habits and start accepting partial-only RSS feeds, or Wired provides a full one.

  10. #10 Greg Boustead
    July 22, 2010

    Good luck with the new digs, Jonah.

  11. #11 Amanda
    July 22, 2010

    Why go to the trouble of saying you’re not going to follow? It takes all of ten seconds to change your bookmarks and/or RSS feeds!

    Jonah, I love your blog and have been following for quite some time. Congrats on the move, I look forward to reading more of your well written and insightful posts.

  12. #12 Tony
    July 23, 2010

    Thank you Jonah!

  13. #13 Claire C Smith
    July 23, 2010

    Wired is now on my favourites!

  14. #14 Matthew
    July 23, 2010

    I just wanted to thank you for this blog. It’s really been a joy reading you and I will continue to read you over at Wired.

  15. #15 Linda J
    July 23, 2010

    Funny how things happen. I just subscribed to Wired last week. And now I hear that’s where I need to get my “Jonah” fix! Good luck, Jonah!

  16. #16 Tom B.
    July 23, 2010


    Have enjoyed your contributions to Wired over the years. Looking forward to this transition.


  17. #17 Robin
    July 24, 2010

    The biggest negative about wired is the rude idiots in the comments. I kinda feel like a really cool lecture series has been moved to the local burger king, but hey ho – still cool lectures.

  18. #18 uls
    July 25, 2010

    hmh, that rss feed icon is hidden too well @ wired

    number of subscribers at wired: 330
    number of subscribers at scienceblog: 2,498

  19. #19 Conor
    July 25, 2010


    Thanks for everything. I always enjoy reading your posts and your book, the decisive moment, was inspirational. Glad you’re moving over to wired, as that’s how I first discovered you. Keep up the good work.

  20. #20 meryl
    July 28, 2010

    if what @18 uls said is true, then, it is a grave commercial mathematical error, is it not?

    I have always learnt of your thoughts from this site. The first time I’d the blessing to stumble across your first book, proust…I’d loved it.

    I would have loved some kind of familiarity to log onto my favourite sites from time to time, when I have that special moment between me and me, to share it with your site.

    But alas, times move on, and things change, and one must adapt.

    I wish you all the best with the new site.


  21. #21 john
    August 1, 2010


  22. #22 Herald
    August 4, 2010

    Your attack on Alex Jones ( today in Wired was cowardice. Not linking to the video you spoke about was just plain un-ethical as well. So here it is you servile creep:

    I hope you get the vaccines first so you can be the first on your block to automatically kneel down and lick boot you worthless piece of trash.


  23. #23 Alastair Carnegie
    August 5, 2010

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  25. #25 jizhuangxiang
    August 18, 2010

    Has many years of contribution to the cable. Looking this transition.

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    October 13, 2010

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    November 27, 2010

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  31. #31 Alexa S
    June 15, 2011

    Good luck with the new site! Check out our blog post about Dr. Peggy Drexler. She’s a professor of psychology and psychiatry

  32. #32 Richard Bonn
    June 18, 2011

    Okay, I know that you moved on to Wired but it would be nice if you still posted on here once in a while. We are always interested to hear about your thoughts and some of us enjoy reading what you have to say on this. But I am glad that you are exploring new interests. Hope to see you soon!

  33. #33 Pandaranol
    June 18, 2011

    Good luck with the new site! But I don’t understand why you moved your blog?

  34. #34 Anne
    September 15, 2011

    Whoo! I’m over at wired reading the blog now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. #35 Peter
    October 25, 2011

    I agree with #32. I read wired quite regularly, but would be good to write some new thoughts once in a while. ScienceBlogs still comes up for many things that I search, so I feel it’s still a very good place to share and teach.

  36. #36 Joseph Longers
    October 26, 2011

    Great idea on moving to the new site. I’ve seen your blog over there and you’ve done a great job. I’ll be seeing you over at wired from here on out!

  37. #37 David Schwartz
    November 18, 2011

    Congratulations on your move–upward and forwards, hopefully.

    I’ll continue to follow you and your brilliant insightful analyses and original thinking via your blog at your new location.

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