Book review: The Influential Mind, What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others, by Tali Sharot, 2017

As a break from the recent relentless Pratchettery I have managed to finish this book of popular science written by Tali Sharot, a neuroscientist who also wrote ‘The Optimism Bias’. This is timely because the paperback version comes out on 2 August in the UK, and I suspect you will see piles of this book in yourContinue reading “Book review: The Influential Mind, What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others, by Tali Sharot, 2017”

Book review: Periodic Tales – Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Subtitled “The Curious Lives of the Elements” A curate’s egg, this one – and how have I written 108 previous blog entries without using that dead image before now? (I have a horrible feeling that a blog entry on the origins of the phrase – a Punch cartoon, of course – might make a moreContinue reading “Book review: Periodic Tales – Hugh Aldersey-Williams”