Review of Brain and Culture

Between 2008 and 2011, I wrote several brief reviews of books which appeared on the Education Review web site. Since then, the editors ceased publication of that type of review and removed the previously published brief reviews from the site. I am making the original drafts of my reviews available here. Wexler, B. (2008). Brain and Culture: […]

Review of The Shallows

Between 2008 and 2011, I wrote several brief reviews of books which appeared on the Education Review web site. Since then, the editors ceased publication of that type of review and removed the previously published brief reviews from the site. I am making the original drafts of my reviews available here. Brief Review of Carr, […]

Review of Wisdom

Between 2008 and 2011, I wrote several brief reviews of books which appeared on the Education Review web site. Since then, the editors ceased publication of that type of review and removed the previously published brief reviews from the site. I am making the original drafts of my reviews available here. This appeared in January 2011. Hall, […]

On Creativity

I am rereading much of my library to make decisions about which books to keep and which need to find another home before I move again. Several titles on my shelves focus on creativity. This refers, of course, to that aspect of human cognition that allows new ideas to be created. In Nancy Anreasen’s 2005 […]

Brain Plasticity & Learning to Walk

Until recently, it was assumed that once a brain was mature (at the end of adolescence) it was an unchanging organ. Cognitive scientists have found that the human brain is actually quite plastic—cognitive functions that were assigned to one neural pathway can be reassigned to a different neural pathway. Early in life (through early adolescence) […]

What Stephen Jay Gould Wrote about Change

Scientific discoveries are deep, difficult and complex. They require a rejection of one view of reality (never an easy task, either conceptually or psychologically), in favor of a radically new order, teeming with consequences for everything held precious. One does not discard the comfort and foundation of a lifetime suddenly or lightly. Moreover, even if […]

Review of Rewired

Between 2008 and 2011, I wrote several brief reviews of books which appeared on the Education Review web site. Since then, the editors ceased publication of that type of review and removed the previously published brief reviews from the site. I am making the original drafts of my reviews available here. Rosen, Larry. (2010). Rewired: Understanding the […]