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The Underread

Jonah, over at Frontal Cortex, has a post titled “Neglected Psychologists,” in which he asks: What other great scientists of mind are modern neuroscientists neglecting? The same could be asked of all cognitive scientists. Jonah gives two names: William James and John Dewey. If you’ve been reading this blog for long, you know that I’m…

Freud as Literature; Freud as Science

In a response to my defense of Freud, Jonah Lehrer states that, with Harold Bloom (ewww!), he sees Freud as “one of the great artists of the 20th century.” In my view, how we read Freud today — as literature, philosophy, or science — is largely a matter of choice, as is the case for…

In Defense of Freud

A couple Science Bloggers have been giving Freud a hard time lately. In a post on Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink, Jonah Lehrer of The Frontal Cortex wrote: So why was Blink less than satisfying for me? Becase Gladwell ended up lumping together all sorts of research, from Damasio’s Iowa Gambling Task to Ekman’s cartography of facial…