Science writer and editor
I am an award-winning writer and editor, who specialises in writing in-depth articles probing the extremes of the human mind, body and behaviour. My subjects have included the limits of intelligence, the true stories of 'real-life' vampires, and our burgeoning understanding of the ways that culture shapes your psychology. My first book, The Intelligence Trap, will be published on 7 March 2019.
I hope you enjoy my clippings. If you would like to get in touch, please email d_a_robson "at" hotmail.com.
Seeing a ghost may send shivers down your spine - but belief in the paranomal is a defence against even scarier truths
Many of our popular treatments are based on pseudoscience - so what works, and what doesn't?
The extraordinary mental feats of bees are forcing us to rethink what we thought we knew about intelligence
A review of Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
Your month of birth could influence your lifespan, mental health and even your eyesight. David Robson explains how
I have a problem. I have friends that I love to hate. My "frenemies", as they are known. And they could be seriously affecting my health...
The Bard's continuing appeal lies in his intuitive understanding of how the human mind works
It's not often that you look at your meal to find it staring back at you. But when Diane Duyser picked up her cheese toastie, she was in for a shock. "I went to take a bite out...
Convoys of "zombie" trucks have already hit the roads
Humans speak 7000 different tongues – and not just to be difficult. Everything from genes to jungles has played a part
When I was a teenager, my eyesight slowly began to fail and I had to wear spectacles. What began as tiny slithers of glass soon started to approach double-glazing. "Why is this...
The Ebola outbreak is stoking fears of a deadly virus spreading across the world through air travel. We talked to experts to discover the risks of catching the disease mid-flight.
Jacob Rosenberg's interest with in-flight flatulence began on a long-haul trip to a New Zealand. He looked down at his stomach and it seemed to have visibly grown since he...
Breaking up is hard to do. If drugs could ease the pain, when should we use them, David Robson asks neuro-ethicist Brian D. Earp