I was born in Evanston, Illinois, but grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I went to school at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, graduating with a degree in philosophy. After studying too much Descartes and Nietzsche I realized that my passion is reading and writing about cognitive psychology. Now I spend my time exploring the world of brain science by interviewing professors and researchers and writing about popular ideas in psychology, neuroscience and philosophy to the general audience.