Kayt Sukel is a writer whose essays and articles have appeared in the the Atlantic Monthly, New Scientist, Pacific Standard, Science, Memory and Cognition, NeuroImage, the Washington Post, and National Geographic Traveler. She is the author of DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS (Free Press, 2012), an exploration of love and the brain, and THE ART OF RISK (National Geographic Books, 2016), an investigation of risk-taking behavior inside and outside the laboratory. Currently living outside Houston, Texas, she can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter as @kaytsukel.
A New Window into the Living BrainQ&A with Jesse Schallek, Ph.D.
By adding analysis methods from astronomy to an imaging tool doctors use every day, Dana Grantee Jesse Schallek and his lab have found ways to see translucent cells at the back of the eye.
Worrying and the Aging Brain
Using a machine learning model, researchers describe how excessive worrying can accelerate brain aging and cognitive decline.
When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education
Two reports suggest that neuromyths are more pervasive in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining their scientific origins and realities.
Bullying and the Brain
Bullying—mistreating and dominating others—is harmful in the moment and possibly throughout the rest of a person’s life. Get the basics. Here are the basics.
Experts weigh in on the impact mask-wearing may have on children's education, mental health, and brain development
Researchers Crack Mystery of Immune System’s Surveillance of the Brain
A new study describes how the immune system “covertly” monitors the brain via the glymphatic system, suggesting potential new avenues for treating neuroinflammatory diseases.
There are many kinds of seizures, but all come down to electrical signals getting twisted. How do seizures start? How can you help someone who is seizing? Here are the basics.
Psychedelics: Weighing the Healing Power
New research suggests drugs like psilocybin may help treat neuropsychiatric conditions ranging from depression to opioid addiction. But what do we really know about how psychedelics influence the brain?
Our Memories, Our ExperiencesQ&A with Cristina Maria Alberini, Ph.D.
The ways the hippocampus grows and how it functions to learn and remember depend greatly on an animal’s life experiences, Dana Grantee Cristina Maria Alberini has found.
You might not notice, but a lot is happening when you sleep. Here are the basics.