What’s ‘I,’ and Why?

22:55 minutes

In her new book, Me, Myself, and Why, science writer Jennifer Ouellette tackles one of the Big Questions: What makes “me” me? For Ouellette, probing the science of self meant taking personality tests, having her brain scanned and her genome sequenced—even dropping acid. She explains what she learned. (Read an excerpt from her book here.)

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Jennifer Ouellette

Jennifer Ouellette is a science journalist and author of Me, Myself, and Why: Searching for the Science of Self (Penguin, 2014) in Los Angeles, California.

Heard on the Air

Read an excerpt from Me, Myself and Why.

Meet the Producer

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.

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