Print Edition #2 — Brain Meets World

What happens to our ideas and theories when they leave their cozy, ordered homes and venture into the chaos and disorder of the real world?

Print Edition #2 — Brain Meets World

What happens to our ideas and theories when they leave their cozy, ordered homes and venture into the chaos and disorder of the real world?

About Print Edition #2 – Brain Meets World

Through prose, poetry, historical archives, and art, Brain Meets World takes readers on a hero’s journey of ideas. Across seven chapters (161 pages), articles authored by leading behavioral scientists and science writers provide glimpses into the electric, surprising, painful, and peculiar paths that our ideas take—and take us on.

The backdrop for the journey is the world of behavioral science, which offers a one-of-a-kind stage to explore the odysseys of our mind. Here, the author, setting, and main character of our ideas is the same—ourselves.

We begin with how, where, and why inspiration happens to the obstacles we face and how we adapt. Then, we navigate the peaks and pains of discovery and the challenges of mastering the knowledge we acquire. From there, we reflect on where we’ve been and what we’ve learned. Upon our return, we hope we’re wiser than before. But there’s no guarantee.

During the journey, you will:

  • Learn about the myth of universal emotions, how behavioral science transformed avalanche safety, and the story of how sound became immortal.

  • Hear from Betsy Levy Paluck on the art of psychology, Rory Sutherland on why everything is BS, and Barry Schwartz on perils of ignoring the fundamental difference between the social and physical sciences.

  • Travel through the archives of one of psychology’s most famous and infamous experiments—Robbers Cave, and into the distant future of humanity and the science tasked with understanding it.

  • Encounter witty and honest personal essays by behavioral scientists, as they reflect on their double lives: Scientists seeking rigor and precision and imperfect, fallible humans that don’t always get things right.

Additional Details

  • Brain Meets World contains insights and ideas about human behavior that are meant to provoke discussion and push the boundaries of behavioral science.

  • Accessible for those at both advanced and beginning knowledge levels.

  • Beautiful design and feel, featuring a robust paper weight and matte finish.

  • Behavioral Scientist is a fiscally-sponsored 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Event:

  • Each copy comes with a ticket to Brain Meets World virtual event, a gathering with the scientists, writers, and artists featured in the print edition—exclusive to Brain Meets World supporters.

Shipping:

  • $5 U.S., $10 global

  • Tickets to the virtual event will be delivered via email.

Questions? Get in touch with us here.


For teams: Multiple copies and tickets

INVESTOR – 5 Copies

$125

  • 5 copies
  • 5 tickets tickets to the event series
  • Perfect for small teams

PATRON – 10 Copies

$250

  • 10 copies
  • 10 tickets to the event series
  • Perfect for medium teams

BENEFACTOR – 20 Copies

$500

  • 20 copies
  • 20 tickets to the event series
  • Perfect for large teams

WISE OWL – 40 Copies

$1000

  • 40 copies
  • 40 tickets to the event series
  • Perfect for enterprise level organizations or universities

Purchase your copy, save your event spot, and support independent science journalism.

Original Articles & Art

Brain Meets World features original commentary, reporting, and art.

Provide a Boost

Supporters provide critical funding to help launch the project.

Ticket to the Launch Event

Supporters receive tickets to our event series, with the scientists, writers, and artists featured in Brain Meets World.

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Print Edition #1

Print Edition #1 — This is the Behavioral Scientist

Print Edition #1 represents our first foray off the screen and into your hands, featuring our favorite pieces from our start as a digital publication.

Questions? Get in touch with us here.