Posts by Erin Harte

How Your Brain Processes Language

Most writers forget that our brains have anything to do with the words we write — that writer’s block, passion and creativity are not solely the property of our suspicious unconscious. So how do we process language? And how does that neural activity translate into the art of writing?

Sex and the Human Brain

Do women think differently than men? From the battle of the sexes to clashes between cultures, it’s always been a politically explosive topic. Only very recently, however, have we begun to understand that there are important sex distinctions in the brain. Investigating these differences could lead to more effective