Mohan Srivastava, a geological statistician living in Toronto, was working in his office in June 2003, waiting for some files to download onto his computer, when he discovered a couple of old lottery tickets buried under some paper on his desk.
Barry Schwartz, a psychologist at UC-Berkeley and Swarthmore, does not think much of the college admissions process. In a new paper, he tells a story about a friend who spent an afternoon with a high-school student.
This Sunday's New York Times Book Review contains a critical review of Imagine by Christopher Chabris, a psychology professor at Union College and co-author of The Invisible Gorilla. I enjoyed his book, so I was disappointed to learn he didn't enjoy mine. (Needless to say, I preferred my first Times review!)