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Deborah Halber

  • Author/Science Writer

Deborah Halber is a Boston-based author, science writer and journalist. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Time.com, The Boston Globe, MIT Technology Review, Boston magazine, and university publications. Her narrative nonfiction book, THE SKELETON CREW: HOW AMATEUR SLEUTHS ARE SOLVING AMERICA’S COLDEST CASES, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2014.

Articles by Deborah Halber

Your ability to recall the color of your childhood home depends on long-lasting changes to the connections between nerve cells.
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Scientists continue to learn about the neurobiology and architecture of the different types of memory.
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It’s hard to describe what an emotion is — let alone how many of them there are or whether everyone experiences the same ones. But we do know this: emotions arise from activity in distinct parts of the brain.
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Processing in the brain’s “reward system” drives our motivated behavior.
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A 29-year-old man with amnesia taught neuroscientists a lot about memory.
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