David Robson is a science journalist specialising in the extremes of the human brain, body and behaviour. As a feature writer for the BBC, he has interviewed everyone from real-life vampires to the hyper-polyglots who have mastered more than 30 languages, and the scientists hunting for the elixir of life – in whale blubber.
His first book, The Intelligence Trap – Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes and How to Make Wiser Decisions, was released in the UK and commonwealth on 7 March 2019. The Sunday Times described it as “startling, provocative, and potently useful”. You can buy it at Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells, Foyles, and many good independent bookshops.
If you are in the US and Canada, The Intelligence Trap will be published by WW Norton on 6 August.