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.
Neuroscience Writer, Growth Curve Blog Writer
Laura Sanders' Articles
- NewsProposed materials offer a way for physicists to study black holes and chaotic planetary orbits in the laboratory.
- NewsPlaying the geometry-based computer game can boost the brain’s gray matter.
- NewsScientists identify gene that may shape the heart.
- NewsNew procedure may halt some serious inherited diseases, a study suggests.
- NewsScientists find previously unknown deep-sea species that launch bioluminescent packets.
- NewsResearchers find that a strange kind of imaging relies on quantum mechanics.
- NewsCreating tiny, artificial black holes could help uncover what happens to particles on the edge of full-sized black holes.
- NewsA new study shows that if ions are kept cool, then the information they hold can be repeatedly manipulated.
- NewsA new study evaluates the success of statistical analyses in determining the player with the golden glove.
- NewsAnalysts get a closer look at television viewing habits with second-by-second data.