Matthew Hutson
Matthew Hutson

Matthew Hutson is a science writer in New York City and the author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking, about the psychology of superstition and religion.

Medical Examiner
June 10 2016 3:56 PMWhat Caused Muhammad Ali’s Parkinson’s Disease?Boxing and pesticide exposure both elevate the risk of the disease, but we’ll likely never know whether one was to blame.
Science
March 29 2016 11:29 AMHow Much Can Your Brain Actually Process? Don’t Ask.Stop measuring brains against digital computers. 
Sports Nut
Jan. 31 2014 1:18 PMInstant Replay, Instant BiasHow slow-motion reviews mislead us about what happens in a football game.
The XX Factor
April 3 2013 2:32 PMWomen May Avoid Business Careers to Maintain Ethical Integrity
Science
May 6 2016 10:02 AMThis Is Your Mind on BrainsWhy we’re so mesmerized by MRIs of lit-up brains, even though most of us have no clue what we’re looking at.  
Science
Nov. 14 2014 10:41 AMWhites See Blacks as SuperhumanAnd that’s not exactly a compliment.
Science
Jan. 3 2014 11:52 AMThe Rich Think They’re Superior. That’s Deluded and Dangerous.