Thomas T. Hills, Ph.D., is a professor of psychology at the University of Warwick. He studies language and memories across the lifespan, as well as the decisions we make along the way.
Many a colorful figure have pointed out that a life is basically a statistical experience, made of moments like this one. If you put enough of those moments together, you learn to talk, fall in love, and grow old. If you're an economist, you can put a value on it. For a psychologist, the numbers sum to the ebb and flow of individuals, relationships, and cultures. On an even larger scale, evolution does the math. Statistical Life takes a data’s-eye-view on how these moments sum to us.