Jesse Bering, Ph.D. , is a regular contributor to Scientific American, Slate,
and Das Magazin
(Switzerland) . His writing has also been featured in many other sources, including New York Magazine, Guardian, Discover, The New Republic
, NPR, and the BBC . Bering is the former director of the Institute of Cognition and Culture at Queen s University, Belfast, and began his career as a psychology professor at the University of Arkansas.