Mind Hacks is exactly 10 years old today. Here’s the first post where Matt announced that the book had started shipping.
This is the 4950th post and Mind Hacks has been going for 3652 days which means we’ve published an average of 1.4 posts a day, every day, for the last 10 years.
Apart from the blog posts there were two memorable occasions when we were featured in the mainstream press. Both were fittingly, slightly unusual.
Tom was featured on the front page of the Wall Street Journal for leading a cognitive science safari through the streets of Berlin. A reporter accompanied him through the urban jungle and reported back from the pioneering trip through unexplored cognitive territory.
On a slightly different tack, an article in The New York Times featured my psychosis research. Curiously, it was put in the Fashion and Style section, which was most likely a mistake, although sometimes I catch a look at my well cut corduroy slacks and think maybe it was really due to my daring autumn look and stylistic joie de vivre.
Apart from those moments, we’ve mainly spent the rest of the decade at our laptops alternately flicking between PubMed and Google News, grumbling about people not linking to the original study and tapping out diatribes when people make unjustified inferences from neuroanatomical findings or limited behavioural data.
I suspect the next ten years might be somewhat similar.