Elizabeth Norton Lasley
Elizabeth Norton Lasley, formerly a senior editor at Dana Press, is a freelance science writer with a specialization in neuroscience. She is the coauthor, with Bruce McEwen of Rockefeller University, of The End of Stress As We Know It. Her freelance articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Science.
Fear in LoveAttachment, Abuse, and the Developing Brain
Dr. Regina Sullivan explains how her research with rat pups has led to greater understanding of the infant brain, and how negative early experiences can cause long-term genetic, brain, behavioral, and hormonal changes that can affect not only the abuse victim but also the victim’s descendants.
A Road Paved by Reason
With its emphasis on problem solving, cognitive therapy has helped generations of people with disorders such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder—and other applications may follow.
The End of Sex as We Know It
Sex differences always harbor the potential to create misunderstanding, even conﬂict. Although we have far to go to understand the detailed neurobiology associated with our own human behaviors, we already have more than enough new information and insight to begin reevaluating our stereotypes of the sexes, sex differences, and the ever-elusive notion of equality of the sexes.
Astronauts Study the Brain in Space
The Neurolab space shuttle mission carried aloft seven astronaut/scientists, including physician Jay Buckey, who performed dozens of experiments.