Alison Gopnik Media


Iíve written about science for a broad audience in many places, particularly Edge and Slate, but also the New York Times, New Scientist, the New York Review of Books, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Wall Street Journal. Iíve also appeared on many radio and television programs.


For my Wall Street Journal columns please click here


Latest Podcast:

philosophy bites (Alison Gopnik on Hume and Buddhism)


Latest Videos:

TED [video]

Charlie Rose Show [video]

The Colbert Report [video]


TLS Piece:

Sleeping Alone


Edge Pieces:

New Children Will Be Born

Imagination Is Real

Babies Are More Conscious Than We Are

Never-Ending Childhood

Gopnik's Learning Curve and Gopnik's Gender Curves


Slate Pieces:

Why Preschool Shouldn't Be Like School

Diagnosing the Digital Revolution

What John Tierney Gets Wrong About Women Scientists

How Weird Is Consciousness?

To Drug Or Not To Drug

The Real Reason Children Love Fantasy

College Makeover: Let Them Solve Problems

What the Myth of Mirror Neurons Gets Wrong


New York Times Pieces:

What Siblings Do To Us (with Adam Gopnik)

Consciousness? The Great Illusion?

Mind Reading

Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think

How We Learn

Children Need Childhood


Wall Street Journal piece:

What's Wrong With The Teenage Mind?


The Atlantic Monthly piece:

How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis: David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment



Brain Connection

Charlie Rose


blogging heads video

Turnhere video