Teal Burrell

  • Science Writer

Teal Burrell is a freelance science writer with a passion for translating the complexities of the brain into understandable reading. She has a PhD in neuroscience from Georgetown University, where she studied the development of brain structures important for complex thinking, learning, and memory. She has written for New Scientist, NOVA Next, and the American Psychological Association, among others.

Articles by Teal Burrell

Research in rats suggests excessive media consumption at a young age can hurt brain development.
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Scientists are harnessing the brain's own hormones to help treat the symptoms of autism.
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Can we use the brain’s natural marijuana-like compounds to alleviate PTSD, chronic pain, and other debilitating disorders?
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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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Recent research show the manifestations of a brain injury depend on age, gender, and how the injury was sustained. Successful treatments may require taking these nuances into account.
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The contents of your dinner plate can have profound effects on your brain and nervous system.
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A neuroscientist reveals the surprising — and far-reaching — effects of marijuana on the developing brain.
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