Presenting a new ebook: More Brain Cuttings | The Loom

Along the way, we learned a lot. I recounted some of the lessons in this piece for the Atlantic, and others in this conversation with the writer Steve Silberman. Suffice to say, publishing ebooks is by no means a frictionless utopia for writers. Nevertheless it remains strangely addictive. Perhaps we writers get the same jolt of dopamine that readers get when they tap a glass screen and are rewarded with a new book.

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The Brain: Sewing Audio to Video, and Rubber Hands Onto People | DISCOVER

I don’t usually stream Netflix onto my television to probe the ?inner workings of my mind, but it had that effect not long ago. ?While I was catching an old episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, the actors’ voices lagged a fraction of a second behind the movement ?of their mouths, making me so disoriented it completely ruined the show. Soon my irritation turned to puzzlement, and some self-observation allowed me to track my frustration to a precise source. I didn’t care that the ominous soundtrack rose half a second late when Vincent D’Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe crept into the subway tunnel where they ?were about to find a body.

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The Brain: Sewing Audio to Video, and Rubber Hands Onto People | DISCOVER