Memories have a way of informing our identities, reinforcing our conceptions of who we are, and helping shape us into the people we will become tomorrow. In almost all cases, our memories — even the unpleasant ones — play a formative role in our lives; but they can also be so painful or traumatic that they become…
Are you more creative when you're drunk? It's one of those soundbites that you're liable to hear a friend spout off somewhere between their fourth and fifth beer — a little factoid that might actually sound somewhat feasible if only there were a scientific study lying around to back it up.
Prompted by my posts on "Why I Stalk a Sexy Black Woman on Twitter (And Why You Should, Too)" as well as my follow-up piece, CBC Radio's Spark interviewed me and me-if-I-were-10-times-smarter Jonah Lehrer on the benefits of following strangers on Twitter. [CBC.ca/spark]