Hi! My name is Shamay – I'm a product manager, science communicator, and ex-neuroscience researcher.
With Brain Street, the goal is to break down concepts from cognitive neuroscience to be more accessible and applicable to everyday life.
Think of this as the opposite of pop psychology – I try to be accurate and interpret the science with healthy skepticism. Here's the pitch: I'll handle the hours of research and you get the takeaways without the work.
So far, I’ve touched on music, learning, memory, metaphors, attention, creativity, metacognition, time, and brain-computer interfaces.
I also write the Friday Brainstorm newsletter. It’s two emails a month with everything interesting I’ve read or found related to neuroscience.
We need to start thinking of focus as the mental equivalent of cardio. We need a Peloton for the mind.
An emerging field provides a novel framework for studying energy-based therapies.
Why does music help you concentrate? What makes good background music? How can music be distracting?
A map of emotion words to help people discover and label emotions with more specificity.
A radical new theory on what emotions are, where they come from, and how they shape our lives.
What design affordances do we want around AR devices so that they don't inherit the shortcomings of today's notifications?
Why the Myers-Briggs personality test has such widespread appeal, how it compares to astrology signs, and why we might never settle on a unified theory of personality
What are ultradian rhythms, designing your day around them, and how music can help you align with your biological rhythms
Friday Brainstorm Newsletter
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