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Lindzi Wessel

Lindzi Wessel is a freelance science journalist who graduated from the UC Santa Cruz Science Communication Program. Before turning her sights on journalism, she studied the mind, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in neuroscience from UC Davis. For the moment, she resides in Santiago, Chile, where she’s learning about science coming out of South America.

Articles by Lindzi Wessel

Strokes, confusion, and loss of smell have left neuroscientists worried about what the novel coronavirus means for the nervous system.
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Donning a pair of 3-D glasses at the movies can us immerse in the action. But the technology that makes 3-D movies work has always existed inside our brains.
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Itch, once thought of as a milder form of pain, is now investigated as its own condition with potential treatment on the horizon.
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The risks of antidepressants during pregnancy are minimal — and they pale in comparison to the risks of not treating depression.
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The brain’s impressive capacity to adapt and remodel itself peaks in childhood.
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Environment and experiences in the teen years guide development of some of the human brain’s more complex functions.
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The first months and years of life mark the most rapid periods of growth and development for the human brain.
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The neural connections that develop during infancy and childhood can have lasting effects on learning and health.
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