Reading List

This list shows the last 20 articles that I saved to my Pocket account and that I haven't read yet, it updates automatically when I archive them.

Most of the articles are about science, politics and a bit of philosophy, have fun!


The Sound of Emptiness

The Sound of Emptiness

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Spirituality is a brain state we can all reach, religious or not

7 minutes
Spirituality is a brain state we can all reach, religious or not

William James, the father of Western psychology, in 1902 defined spiritual experiences as states of higher consciousness, which are induced by efforts to understand the general principles or structure of the world through one’s inner experience.

Brains in a dish

14 minutes
Brains in a dish

When I moved from Brazil to the United States to train as a neuroscientist, I was shocked to discover that most of our ‘knowledge’ about the human brain in fact came from another species: the mouse. This struck me as pretty strange.

ZAP! Lightning, Gods, and Mushrooms

The farmers of Japan say thunderstorms are good luck– they make the mushrooms grow.1 And mushrooms and thunderstorms are partners in folklore all over the world. The ancient god Soma may even have been a mushroom himself.

The Self Is Other People

3 minutes
The Self Is Other People

“We’re constantly bouncing off other people and looking at other people as a mirror of us. Our very sense of who we are is intertwined with what we see when we see other people look at us.”

How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

10 minutes
How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

In a recent strategy meeting we attended with the leaders of a Fortune-500 company, the word “culture” came up 27 times in 90 minutes. Business leaders believe a strong organizational culture is critical to success, yet culture tends to feel like some magic force that few know how to control.

Design as a team : a guide to cross-functional collaboration

Design as a team : a guide to cross-functional collaboration

We believe cross-functional collaboration accelerates delivery of better outcomes for our users. However, it’s not always obvious what exactly that might look like. What practices are necessary to the team’s success? What values should the team embody?

150+ entrevistas

8 minutes
150+ entrevistas

Desde que Evernote abrió sus oficinas en Chile en Mayo de 2019, centenares de personas han postulado para conocernos y ser parte de nuestro equipo.

How to Increase Your Influence at Work

8 minutes
How to Increase Your Influence at Work

To be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. Your title alone isn’t always enough to sway others, nor do you always have a formal position.

How Interruptions Can Make Meetings More Inclusive

4 minutes
How Interruptions Can Make Meetings More Inclusive

I’m sitting in the back of the meeting, watching the minutes tick by, unsure how to interrupt the continuous flow of voices competing for airtime that make it harder and harder to get a word in edgewise.

The Dumbest Mistake That Smart People Make

10 minutes
The Dumbest Mistake That Smart People Make

It was a little past 1:00 a.m, and I sat alone at the dining room table. If only I had listened to my tired body and gone to sleep, I might have saved a friendship and a business partnership. Instead, I pushed through and gave overly harsh feedback on a letter.

How Political Opinions Change

5 minutes
How Political Opinions Change

Our political opinions and attitudes are an important part of who we are and how we construct our identities. Hence, if I ask your opinion on health care, you will not only share it with me, but you will likely resist any of my attempts to persuade you of another point of view.

The cosmic chasm

17 minutes
The cosmic chasm

One afternoon in February 2016, I watched in rapt attention as a team of scientists unveiled the first definitive evidence for the existence of gravitational waves – ripples in space and time, produced by a pair of massive black holes crashing together 1.3 billion light-years away from Earth.

Uniswap – Decentralized Exchange 101

5 minutes
Uniswap – Decentralized Exchange 101

Created in 2018, Uniswap is currently one of the largest decentralized exchanges in the crypto world. It’s unicity, pardon the pun, comes from it’s outstanding performance compared to the leading centralized exchanges in terms of funds turnover and popularity.

Grow the IndieWeb with Webmentions

3 minutes
Grow the IndieWeb with Webmentions

When I re-made my site with Eleventy, the pages didn't change much, but I had loads of fun adding new features. The most fun was webmentions and I'm here to convince you to add them! First, let me step back and explain why webmentions exist—the IndieWeb.

Columna de Mario Vargas Llosa: El ejemplo colombiano

6 minutes
Columna de Mario Vargas Llosa: El ejemplo colombiano

El caso de Colombia es muy curioso. Ningún país latinoamericano ha padecido tantas guerras civiles y, sin embargo, con la misma seguridad puede decirse que ningún otro ha sido más libre, civil y democrático en ese mismo período.

When Engineers Were Humanists

When Engineers Were Humanists

Jessica Riskin teaches History at Stanford. Her latest book is The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick. (March 2021)