My name is Shamay. I'm a product manager, neuroscience enthusiast, and writer.
With Brain Street, the goal is to make knowledge from cognitive neuroscience more approachable and applicable to everyday life.
Think of this as the opposite of pop psychology - I strive to be accurate and skeptical in how I interpret the science. Here's the pitch: I'll handle the hours of research and you get the key takeaways without any of the work.
So far, I’ve touched on music, learning, memory, ethics, metaphors, attention, creativity, time, flow states, metacognition, brain-computer interfaces, tools for thought, and even poetry.
Friday Brainstorm Newsletter
I also write a bi-weekly email newsletter Friday Brainstorm is a bi-monthly newsletter where I try to unpack the neuroscience behind everyday experiences. My hope is that people walk away with a better understanding of why their brain works the way it does.
I spend a lot of time consuming content related to neuroscience — whether it be academic research, books, articles, podcasts, shows, you name it. This newsletter is an outlet for me to share anything I find worthwhile, that warrants your attention.
In any given newsletter, you might find some combination of:
- any new pieces I’m writing ✍️
- powerful concepts from books I’m reading 📚
- unfiltered thoughts on an app/startup 📱
- deep dives into an topic area from multiple angles 🤔
- quality content recommendations 📦
- my take on the latest neuroscience research findings 🧠
- possibly even a life update or two 🌱
No matter what — I promise to keep it short, simple, and always interesting. Sign up below:
10 Second Bio
Product Manager at startup Correlation One.
New York City native.
Princeton University grad.
Favorite online writer: Tim Urban
Favorite book: Stand Out of Our Light
Where to start
Here are a few posts of mine that people have enjoyed:
- The Definitive Guide to Music for Productivity
- The Freedom of Attention
- Dopamine Fasting - It's Not That Simple