David Robson
Science writer, London

David Robson is a science journalist specialising in the extremes of the human brain, body and behaviour. A senior journalist for the BBC, his first book is The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things and How to Make Wiser Decisions (2019). He lives in London.

Written by David Robson

Essay/
Language and linguistics
Words as feelings

A special class of vivid, textural words defies linguistic theory: could ‘ideophones’ unlock the secrets of humans’ first utterances?

David Robson