Science Writer, London
David Robson is a science writer specialising in the extremes of the human brain, body and behaviour. He is the author of The Expectation Effect: How Your Mindset Can Transform Your Life (2022) and The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Do Stupid Things and How to Make Wiser Decisions (2019). He lives in London.
Why speaking to yourself in the third person makes you wiser
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?
Mood and emotion
Why your favourite film baddies all have a truly evil laugh