Author

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, and afterward I spent six months at Fermilab and two years at Sally Ride Science. I’ve written for WiredThe AtlanticThe New York Times Magazine, Discover, Scientific American Mind, Popular Mechanics, Technology Review, SlateNewYorker.com, ScienceMag.org, AeonNautilusAl Jazeera AmericaThe Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, 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.

My personal website is SilverJacket.com. You can email me at matt@silverjacket.com.

For media requests, please contact me or my publicist, Courtney Nobile: Courtney.Nobile@us.penguingroup.com

Media Appearances

Upcoming – CBS Sunday Morning. I discuss coincidences with Susan Spencer.

7/27/14 – NTN24 & Telemundo’s Efecto Naim (21 countries). I discuss politics and superstition.

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.