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  • The Religious Brains exchange, part 1: Between faith and neuroscience

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    Rabbi Ralph Mecklenburger is the leader of the Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas, an adjunct faculty member at Brite Divinity School and has served as the Jewish co-chair of the Texas Conference of Churches' Jewish-Christian Forum. Rabbi Mecklenburger was ordained at the...

  • Jonah Lehrer resigns from New Yorker over fabricated Dylan quotes

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 30, 2012 | 12:22 pm

    I closely followed the revelations last month that Jonah Lehrer, the wonder boy pop-neuroscience writer who had just landed at the New Yorker, had a habit of being a bit repetitive. On several occasions, it was discovered that Lehrer had almost verbatim copied from himself.


  • Q-&-A with Jonah Lehrer

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jonah Lehrer has worked in the lab of a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist and as a line chef at the renowned New York restaurants Le Cirque 2000 and Le Bernardin. He's been a Rhodes scholar and, in late October, became a published author with his already widely acclaimed book...
  • Do artists intuit scientific truths?

    By David Wolpe

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Jonah Lehrer's book, "Proust Was a Neuroscientist," is based on a misunderstanding. Nonetheless, it is engaging, informed, wide ranging and altogether worth reading. At times it has the whip-smart feel of the best term paper you've ever read; if only one could adjust the thesis a...