What does choosing rice have to do with Aaron Hernandez?

Neuroscience, and forgiving people… even yourself!

The brain is sooooo cool!

Have you ever found yourself at the grocery store, facing six choices of rice where you wish there were one? Okay, well, obviously I am talking about myself. I can stand in front of four choices of rice or yogurt or ice cream, or whatever the need of the moment is, for minutes, stuck in indecision. Brand A is definitely cheaper but B and D are organic. C looks great but do I have room for all that rice? B has packaging that will last another millennium and D’s packaging may break on my way home. A and B are local companies. Do I want Jasmine or Basmati or Jasmine Basmati? And around and around I go. I have a train to catch so I finally place one of the choices in my cart and move toward the cashier. I don’t have great confidence in having chosen correctly and I…

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About Excitable Ape

Today is the best day of my life! I am the Artist In Residence of the Chicago Council on Science and Technology. I work as an expert in science communication for Harvard University. Along with my wife, the comics artist Sharon Rosenzweig, I create comics and comic videos for the Annals of Internal Medicine. I express my passion for promoting science literacy by creating science education materials that makes people laugh out loud.
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