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Knvul Sheikh

  • Science Journalist

Knvul Sheikh is a freelance science journalist based in New York. She has served as the web editor for Genome magazine and written for publications such as The Atlantic, Live Science, National Geographic, Popular Science, Scholastic, Scientific American, and Vice. In a previous life, she left San Diego to go grow hippocampal brain cells in a lab in Singapore and test how epigenetic factors affect memories. Now, she is most happy when reporting on the weird brain circuitry behind why we behave the way we do, trends in nutrition science, and the occasional offshore wind farm.

Articles by Knvul Sheikh

Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Online “brain-training” games claim to help strengthen your mental muscles through regular practice. But scientists haven’t found conclusive evidence that brain-training works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
After the torrential rains end, or the flood recedes, or the fire burns out, many people continue to feel the emotional wounds of a natural disaster.
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Whether it’s the hum of an always-on TV or the window-rattling noise of airplanes overhead, the din of modern life poses a threat to mental and physical health.
  • BrainFacts/SfN