Jonah Lehrer is an American author and journalist who writes on the topics of psychology, neuroscience, and the relationship between science and the humanities. He has published three books. Simon Ings has written, "Lehrer fancies himself – and not without reason – as a sort of one-man third culture, healing the rift between sciences and humanities by communicating and contrasting their values in a way that renders them comprehensible to partisans of either camp."
Jonah is a contributing Editor at Wired and the author of How We Decide, Proust Was a Neuroscientist, and Imagine: How Creativity Works. He is a frequent contributor to the New Yorker and WNYC's radio program RadioLab, and writes the Head Case column for the Wall Street Journal.
Two months before a plagiarism scandal rocked his career, popular science writer Jonah Lehrer discusses failure as a learning opportunity.