A few relevant facts about me
(MATTHEW HUTSON). I have a B.S. in cognitive neuroscience from Brown University and an M.S. in science writing from MIT. In between, I spent two years managing a neuroimaging lab at MIT. I’ve written for The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Discover, Scientific American Mind, Popular Mechanics, Technology Review,,, ScienceMag.orgAl Jazeera AmericaThe Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Psychology Today, where I was the News Editor for four years. In high school I was voted most philosophical and best hair. I live in New York City, where I am an atheist and a magical thinker.

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Media Appearances

10/31/13 – CBC’s Superstitious Minds (Canada), a documentary about superstition.

10/31/13 – 3sat’s Scobel (Germany). I discuss superstition. Clips here and here.

6/7/13 – Globo TV’s Globo Repórter (Brazil). I discuss superstition with Elaine Bast.

10/26/12 – ABC’s 20/20. I discuss “the sixth sense” with Elizabeth Vargas.

11/11/2011 – CNN Newsource. I comment on 11/11/11 superstitions.

12/31/2009 – NPR’s Talk of the Nation. I discuss New Year superstitions with Neal Conan.

10/30/2008 – NPR’s Talk of the Nation. I discuss election superstitions with Neal Conan.

Numerous radio and podcast interviews about my book.