Disorderly genius: How chaos drives the brain

“Hovering on the edge of chaos provides brains with their amazing capacity to process information and rapidly adapt to our ever-changing environment, but what happens if we stray either side of the boundary?”

Buy a Diesel (or Hybrid) And $ave

In Ireland last month, we were lucky enough to rent an Octavia TDI made by Škoda (VW’s Czech subsidiary). It was a fantastic car to drive, plus diesel is both more ubiquitous and less expensive in Europe (relative to gasoline). Perhaps our next car will be a VW Jetta SportWagen TDI.


The Spirit of the Globe

We saw this “As You Like It” just a couple weeks ago, and I’d agree that it’s a beautiful production. And while it’s not as violent as Brantley suggests, the wrestling scene is quite exciting.

Requests to the Right Ear Are More Successful Than to the Left

“What’s surprising about the study is that ear choice had such a decided impact on the behavior of participants in a natural, or as the researchers put it, ecological, setting. Why would people feel more generous when their right ears are addressed?”