16 June 2012

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  1. In relation to Lehrer’s post, the following is very good too:

    And on the subject of Lehrer, I don’t know if you’ve read this but it’s an excellent exemplar of a withering review by Steve Pool in the Guardian:

    1. Thanks, Jim.

      Yes, I'm aware that Lehrer is getting stick from several quarters, and the more I have read around in the field, the more careful I am.

      This time he is pointing to Kahneman, who is an easy read but also quite a challenge--I'm also for constructive teasers.

      I haven't yet read Lehrer on creativity (that's your field!), but Pool's review is viciously snarky. Whether or not Lehrer deserves it, I don't know.

      I've just finished "Proust was a Neuroscientist" (2007 US; 2012 UK) which is reassuring on his research base.


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