Pop culture kills brain cells

Sadly, catchy headlines like the above are too easily unquestioningly accepted by the lay audience. Add in a “studies show” or “scientists say” and of course it must be true! Here, I will outline two common neuroscience related myths that have consistently perpetuated in popular culture, and why there are more consequences than simply irking […]

Practice makes perfect

Writer’s note: This was written in February 2013, in an attempt to land a summer internship at The Economist. I failed to get this internship, and ended up at a different one in Stockholm (the best city ever), so, you know, suck it. Extraordinary talent is easily recognisable. Talented writers are published, talented musicians join […]