Playing the Game of Life

In the third installment of audiobooks on 2x speed, I would like to introduce you to "The Biggest Bluff" by Maria Konnikova. Not your typical poker player, Maria Konnikova is a Russian-American psychologist who took on poker as a social experiment and went on to become a national poker champion, winning over $300,000 in live… Continue reading Playing the Game of Life

Linguistic Inquiry into Political Candidacy

Long time no post! I've been busy with school but definitely want to get back into writing. There are currently a few drafts in the works that should be coming soon. Stay tuned. Okay, back to the post... SO, I was recently researching something for a school assignment and stumbled across this article from Scientific… Continue reading Linguistic Inquiry into Political Candidacy

An Unforgettable Life: Part 2

(If you haven't already, please read "An Unforgettable Life: Part 1" before continuing...) So, you've learned all about Marilu Henner and her highly superior autobiographical memory, but what are the implications of that for us average folk? Why is our autobiographical memory important? It's important because it informs our decision making and ultimately how we… Continue reading An Unforgettable Life: Part 2

An Unforgettable Life: Part 1

Introducing the marvelous Marilu Henner: actress, author, and HSAMer. What is HSAM you ask? HSAM stands for Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory. There are less than 100 people worldwide who have been identified as having HSAM. However, this unique ability allows them to remember distinct details from nearly every single day of their lives. This can… Continue reading An Unforgettable Life: Part 1

A Study in Deduction

No, I'm not talking about the action of subtraction as in a tax deduction... BORING. I'm talking about the art of observation, a process of reasoning from premises to a conclusion, from ignorance to knowledge and understanding. What do the popular genres of thriller, crime, and legal dramas all have in common? They use suspense… Continue reading A Study in Deduction

The Science of Supertaskers

So, uh, how'd we get here from my other posts on privacy/security/surveillance? Well, I finished out my spring semester and the writing course which I started this blog for... but realized I still have lots I want to share! Some topics I love to explore are psychology, sociology, philosophy, history, geopolitcs, etc. I'm gonna try… Continue reading The Science of Supertaskers