About

Life is full of small delusions. The things we do, the things we think, and the things we say are all a product of a unique worldview that’s both consciously and unconsciously shaped by our environment. This blog is a place to contemplate how these small delusions impact society.

In practice, that’s generally meant discussing psychology research while casually theorizing about ways it may connect to politics and public policy (and discussing politics and public policy while casually theorizing about ways it may connect to psychology research.) I also write about overlooked education reform issues in what I hope is an orignal, non-ideological manner. I’m interested in how people learn, how people think, how people are motivated, and how people form beliefs. Most posts focus on learning, decision making, judgments, the media, emotion, politics, economics, and sports.

Ok, now for a brief Q &A:

Q:Who are you?

A: I’m Eric Horowitz, a former sportswriter, economics researcher, Peruvian school teacher, and graduate student. At the moment I’m working to improve/ruin the lives of children by doing research on extending the school day.

Q: What’s the deal with the blog’s name?

A: “Peer-reviwed by my neurons” was my attempt to pay homage to whatever complex process in our brains filters out the millions of potential thoughts we could have at any moment and approves a select few. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Of course as I’ve started to write more about peer-reviewed research it just sounds like I’m arrogantly saying “Here’s the important thing my brain thinks about your paper.” Not so! What’s being “peer-reviewed” are my own thoughts, not whatever I happen to be writing about.

Q: Would you like to contribute to my magazine/website/newspaper, either pro bono or as part of a convoluted barter system transaction?

A: Yes!