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Archives for January, 2004

Of Radio Shows and Pirate Neurologists

Today I’ll be talking for an hour about Soul Made Flesh on Minnesota public radio. You can listen to the broadcast live online at 11 am EST (the show will be archived). At 2 pm EST, you can listen online again when I talk on the Glen Mitchell show on Dallas public radio. Some thoughts…

Month One/Staying in Touch

It’s been a month since I’ve joined Corante, and my deep thanks go out to the many new readers who have visited the Loom. Daily visits reached a new high this Friday, January 9, with 900 pairs of eyeballs pointed this way. Please be sure to enter your email address in the subscription box in…

Building the World from the Brain Out

Oliver Sacks muses on how we construct our perceptions of reality. (Via ALDaily.)

Talking Soul In DC

I’m en route to Washington DC to talk tonight about Soul Made Flesh. If you’re in the District, please come to Reiter’s Bookstore at 2021 K Street NW at 6:30. On my web site I’m posting all my talks and radio interviews as they get confirmed. In lieu of a blog of my own, let…

The Loom’s Celebrity Edition

Few humans have been as successful in Hollywood as parasitoids. Parasitoids are a particularly gruesome kind of parasite that invariably kills its host by the time it becomes an adult and is ready to leave the host’s body. A parasitoid female wasp, to give one example, will fly along until it finds a caterpillar of…

Big Science and Big Science Books

Today’s issue of Newsday has my review of Sea of Glory, Nathaniel Philbrick’s history of the first great scientific U.S. expedition. The review gets pretty harsh towards the end, despite the fact that the book is an exquisitely researched narrative of a fascinating subject. (What makes it particularly fascinating is that the expedition’s leader, Charles…

Brains, Past and Future

By sheer coincidence (or some journalistic twist of fate) two magazine articles of mine are coming out this week, and they just so happen to make a nice neurological pairing. In Science, I’ve written an essay about what seventeenth-century natural philosophers have to teach twenty-first century neuroscientists about the brain. In the February issue of…