Sandra J. Ackerman
Sandra J. Ackerman is the author of Discovering the Brain and of Hard Science, Hard Choices: Facts, Ethics, and Policies Guiding Brain Science Today, as well as a contributing author of The Dana Guide to Brain Health. She has published numerous articles and columns on a wide range of topics in brain research, medicine, health, and human evolution, and in 2001 received a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship in Mental Health Journalism. She lives in Durham, N.C.
Highlighting Prenatally Damaged Neurons that Remain Vulnerable After Birth
Some of the neurons in mice stressed while in embryo show persistent damage. A new technique that pinpoints the harm could help explain individual differences in stress response later in life.
Mental Math and the Fine-Tuning of Emotions
Why would being good at mental arithmetic also make you good at managing your feelings?
‘Mini-Brains’ in the WorksReport from AAAS conference
Tiny clumps of reprogrammed cells that send impulses to one another could prove fertile testing ground for brain researchers and toxicologists.