Neuroscience writer Laura Sanders reports on the latest mysteries of the mind and blogs about the science of raising kids. She earned her Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she studied the nerve cells that compel a fruit fly to perform a dazzling mating ritual full of singing and dancing. Convinced that she was missing some exciting science development somewhere, Laura turned her eye toward writing about brains in all shapes and forms. Laura's research has been published in scientific journals including Current Biology, Developmental Biology and PLOS Biology. She holds undergraduate degrees in creative writing and biology from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where she was a National Merit Scholar. Her 2012 series on consciousness won an Eddie Award for editorial excellence.
Laura Sanders' Articles
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- NewsA new digital atlas could reveal how 100,000 neurons work together.
- NewsA virtual contest suggests that imitation beats innovation in the natural world.
- NewsExperiments in mice find a protein that could lead to a safer and more effective treatment for parasitic disease.
- NewsThe world’s most powerful atom smasher achieves its most energetic collisions yet.
- Deleted ScenesLaura Sanders follows up on a story first reported from the Society for Neuroscience’s 2009 meeting.X
- NewsA new study suggests that intestinal microbe populations vary widely from one person to another.
- Deleted ScenesThe current H1N1 influenza shares many similarities with the 1918 pandemic influenza.X
- NewsExperiments suggest that impurities in the warmer water may explain the “Mpemba effect” in which warm water freezes faster than cold water.