Alexis Wnuk

  • Science Writer/Editor
  • Society for Neuroscience

Alexis is the science writer and editor for BrainFacts.org. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with degrees in neuroscience and English.

Articles by Alexis Wnuk

A network of neurons in the gut control the function of the gastrointestinal system.
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Special cells in the inner ear turn vibrations in the air into what we perceive as sound.
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For movement to occur, nerve cells must connect with muscles during development.
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A protein in neurons enables helps flies learn about their environments and survive in the wild.
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The neuroscientist discusses her pioneering research and her commitment to helping women in science succeed.
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Studying the nerve cells that connect the brain and muscles offers insight into neuromuscular diseases and motor learning.
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During development, some neurons migrate long distances to reach their proper places in the brain.
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The brain adapts to change by altering the connections between neurons.
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Studying brain evolution sheds light on the unique features of the human brain.
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Scientists map the organization of nerve fibers, which may offer new clues about their roles in cognition and behavior.
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In the developing nervous system, molecular signals determine a neuron’s fate.
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Studying how nerve cells and muscles communicate may shed light on neuromuscular diseases.
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