The Loom

Archives for September, 2003

You Call That Fair?

Over the past couple weeks an unplanned experiment has taken place that shows what sort of science makes it into the popular consciousness and what doesn’t. In the past couple weeks we’ve had three pieces of research on the same evolutionary puzzle in the same high-profile journal (Nature). One was all over the place–I’ll just…

The Reverse Broca

I wrote an article for this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about the grey zone between coma and consciousness. Stories like this one are always hard, because there are so many crucial dimensions to the subject and so little room to do justice to them all. For example, I couldn’t even begin to explain how…

Blog birth

I write about science, and in a recent overhaul of my web site, I decided it was a good time to add a blog. I’ll be posting thoughts about new research in the fields that I can’t get enough of–the brain and the body, how they evolved, and where they’re going. I’m still getting the…