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Alissa Ortman

  • Outreach and Manager
  • Society for Neuroscience

Alissa is the former outreach and manager. While earning her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Smith College, she researched glial development in the central nervous system and its relationship to cancer. She then spent two years in the Peace Corps in Mozambique after working in science policy at Research!America in Washington, DC.


Articles by Alissa Ortman

Do you think you want a career in neuroscience? You don’t have to wait until college to start your exploration of this exciting scientific field.
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How much can studying monkeys help us learn how our own brains develop and function?
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Disruptions in the way the brain communicates may underpin common disorders like schizophrenia and autism.
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Do you ever wonder why it is so hard to learn something new? It's due in part to heavy cognitive load. Learn more in this Roundup.
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