Bas Kast

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Bas Kast
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Born Bas Kast
(1973-01-16) 16 January 1973 (age 44)
Nationality German
Occupation Author
Employer Tagesspiegel

Bas Kast is a German science writer. He studied psychology and biology at the University of Konstanz and with Marvin Minsky at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Kast was a fellow of the prestigious Studienstiftung.[citation needed] After completing his studies, he refused a PhD position to devote himself to writing.[citation needed] Working as a freelancer first for the German weekly newspaper Die Zeit and other magazines, he later became an editor and reporter for the Berlin-based newspaper Der Tagesspiegel.[citation needed] His articles have earned him a number of national and international prizes.[citation needed] Kast has written several popular science books, some of which became best selling books that have been translated in numerous languages.[citation needed] He is a close friend of neuroscientist Christian Keysers.[citation needed]

Articles (English)[edit]

  • "Decisions, decisions...", Nature, 2001 May 10;411(6834):126-8.
  • "The best supporting actors", Nature, 2001 Aug 16;412(6848):674-6.



  • Revolution im Kopf (2003)
  • Die Liebe und wie sich Leidenschaft erklärt (2004)
  • Wie der Bauch dem Kopf beim Denken hilft (2007)
  • Lauras Schweigen (2011) [Novel published using the alias Niels Nefarius]
  • Ich weiß nicht, was ich wollen soll (2012)
  • Und plötzlich macht es KLICK! (2015)


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