Current Authors

Lindsay Ejoh:

Sex differences in pain
Video supplement to electroconvulsive therapy: The mystery of mechanism
The placebo effect and pain relief
Pain relief can be zen
Sensing Our Organs
3 Notable Neuroscience Discoveries in 2021
Studying Animal Behavior Through the Ages
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Why does sex feel so good?
Stressing yourself sick: the impact of stress on the gut
The endogenous opioid system: your body’s natural pain reliever?
Tone-Deafness and the Brain

Catrina Hacker:

The case for turning up the bass
The lies our eyes tell us
A bug’s life: 3D vision in humans and praying mantids
Dopamine: More than just reward
The problem of brain size
What COVID-19 has to tell us about Alzheimer’s Disease
Restoring Sight to the Blind
Image memorability: A shared tendency to remember certain things we see
In sync: the neuroscience of successful communication
Do I know you?
Out with the old and in with the new? Navigating the explore-exploit tradeoff
How Spotify uses what we know about the brain to make music recommendations

Vanessa B. Sanchez:

Brush it real good
Bacteria tell you when you’re full
A new type of rhythm: eta
Ataxia and Autoimmune Encephalitis
Is your brain full of plastics?
Can we prevent memory loss?
Dissociative Amnesia?
Brain beats
Can intermittent fasting change how we age? 

Marissa Maroni:

What is a headache?
Trash in the brain leads to Alzheimer’s disease
Clownfish brains change during sex transition
From gut to brain: do your neurons know the gut is inflamed?
What do you see in your mind?
What are our brains doing when we see something scary?
Alzheimer’s Disease: what’s causing some of our neurons to die?
Brain fog and chronic fatigue syndrome
Can a high sugar diet change how you taste?
What causes our brains to forget?

Joseph Stucynski:

We have the technology!
Much ado about microglia
Go with the flow
The neuroscience of worms
Owls, dophins, squids, and … worms? Oh my!
What’s a neural circuit?

Omer Zeliger:

Octopus: the animal that keeps itself company
The sweet taste of lemon
Life from the machine
Meowza, that scared me!
The neuroprotective double-life of estrogen

Sophie Liebergall:

Why do we get the hiccups?
Seeing the forest for the trees
Are people who stutter really tongue-tied?
Keeping a cool head
What is a seizure?

Margaret Gardner:

Cutting through the “noise”
Glutamate: Hungry for more
Meet Glutamate
What’s in a framework?
Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Mystery of Mechanism

Morgan Kindel:

How are neurons categorized?
Go with your gut: How your gut knows the difference between sugar and artificial sweetener
Can dietary fat boost your mood?
Memories of mealtime: how our memory influences how much we eat

Kara McGaughey:

When did you become you?
You are what you eat: Exploring fecal microbiota transplant
Use it or lose it: A look at cortical mapping, remapping, and implications for brain function
Your body, your brain, and a continuum of arousal states

Barnes Jannuzi:

When you add two halves do you get a whole?
The curious thing about a tickle

Hannah Deutsch:

What we can learn from the fly on the wall


Alumni Authors

Sarah Reitz:


Depression and the immune system
The Benefits of Gift-Giving
I Got it From my Mama: Maternal Microbes Support Brain Development of Her Offspring
Timing Is Everything
Aphasia as a Symptom of Autoimmune Encephalitis
A World Without Smell
Do No Harm
The Bilingual Brain
How does sleep affect the blood-brain barrier?
The World in Color
Going Under
The genetics behind short sleepers
Infantile amnesia: Why can’t we remember early childhood?
Manipulating Memories
Your Brain With A Migraine
Sleep It Off
The Laughing Brain
Fooling the brain into weight loss
Forget the turkey: the neuroscience behind the “food coma”
Putting the “high” in runner’s high
Brain boosts – how much do brain training games really work?
It’s getting hot in here: How your brain knows when you need to cool off
How does space flight affect the brain?
Tasting With Your Brain
A face is worth…205 neurons?
Synesthesia: A Tale of Two Senses
Get Some Z’s Please!

Carolyn Keating:

Neurological complications of Lyme disease
Mapping the Brain
Healing in Nature
A Punch in the Gut
The “Immune” in Autoimmune Encephalitis: The Role of T and B Cells
Sleeping with one eye open
More than a bug bite
Defining Glioblastoma
When Your Brain is on Fire
The Dreaming Brain
“Zombie” Brains
Consciousness and Coma
Time flies when you’re having fun
Shocked into Strolling
A brain walks into a bar…
Baby on the Brain
Brain-Computer Interfaces
Ghost Sensations
The Double-Edged Sword of HIV Treatment
What’s in a Brain?
Clear Your Mind
Blitzing the Brain

Nitsan Goldstein:

Blood, sweat, and clusterin
The Neuroscience of Acupuncture
The neuroscience of skill
A circuit for social distance
A detailed look inside the human brain
Brain maps
The neurological exam
COVID-19 and the Brain: An Update
No pain… a lot to gain
Masters of Disguise
French Fries or Side Salad?
COVID-19 and the Brain
The Hope for A Cure
Artificial Sweeteners and the Brain
Making Memories
The link between smoking and diabetes
The Neuroscience of Dyslexia
The Voice Within
On the Hunt
Deep Brain Stimulation
Unconscious Vision
Wired to Respond
Brains in a Dish
The Numerical Brain
Epigenetics: what DNA won’t tell you
Inside the Brain of a Psychopath
To Eat or Not to Eat

Greer Prettyman:

Do melatonin supplements help with sleep?
Familiar Faces
Your brain on a bender
Get a grip
Am I hearing things?
The neuroscience of narcolepsy
A Bug’s Life
Echo, Echo
Get a whiff of this
Active by default
Diagnosing Autoimmune Encephalitis
LSD on the brain
Stressed Out
Learning to Read the Mind
Sing me a song
That’s Too Real
Medical CBD
The scent of memory
I like it like that
I’ll have what she’s having
Stimulants in the brain
Resist the temptation
Curious about Curiosity
Neurofeedback: learning from your brain
Déjà vu? I’ve seen that before.
Ketamine: from street drug to depression cure?

Claudia Lopez-Lloreda:

How natural disasters bring monkeys –and maybe humans– together
Why getting better at baseball might require just a little sleep
Octopi feel pain like you and I
It’s all about balance: how the brain eliminates unwanted connections
An unexpected molecule helps mice walk again
Scary movies and haunted houses: understanding the fear and fun paradox
How a volcano turned a brain into glass
Psychedelics lead to long-lasting brain changes
It’s in the blood
Light at night may mess with your brain
Translating faces into emotion
Insulating your memories
How “little brains” may help us treat brain cancer
What happens when people are missing important parts of the brain?
Transforming cells to repair the brain
The protein that makes you feel pain
Why are Alzheimer’s disease drugs failing?
Yoga and the brain
The quest for emotion mirror neurons
A Gut Feeling

Sara Taylor:

Memory suppression genes – team forgetful
Parenting across species
Creativity in the brain
Forgetting, remembering, and stress
When concussion symptoms stick around: the elusive post-concussion syndrome

Katerina Placek:

What if it’s not Alzheimer’s?
Does your dog love you?
Alzheimer’s disease – an immune system ‘glitch’?
Socioeconomic Status and the Brain

Barbara Terzic:

Your (Baby’s) Brain on Hurricanes
Sensory Overload
Genetic Disposition
Brain freeze: what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger
Intelligent Invertebrates

Rebecca Somach:

Feeling Frosty
The Cells of Consciousness
A Wandering Mind
Go-karts, for science?
The Biased Brain
A Sense of Attraction
Alone, but not lonely
A Shocking Discovery
Buying on the Brain
Ride the Wave
The One and Only
Dying to Know: how do neurotoxins work?
Neuroethology: The wild side of neuroscience
Happy Mother’s Day!
Best of the Year 2018: Imaging in Behaving Animals
At Attention, Soldier!

Lisa Wooldridge:

Seeing the light again
A Calming Presence
Too hot to handle

Guest Authors

Yarden Wiesenfeld:

Sense from the Noise
These Circuits Were Made for Walking
The Dad-Baby Bond

Elizabeth Rivabem:

The Sound of Music Therapy: Harmony Between the Brain and its Memories

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