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

Neuroscientists are developing new ways to analyze vast amounts of data and promote a culture of sharing and collaboration.
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Computational neuroscientists use mathematical models to unravel the brain’s secrets.
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There’s no mistaking a broken heart for a broken bone — but our brains might look at both kinds of pain the same way.
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A typeface seeks to ease some of the challenges people with dyslexia face when reading.
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Many different types of cells work together to process vision.
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A lot, it turns out. Some animals can detect forms of energy invisible to us, like magnetic and electrical fields. Others see light and hear sounds well outside the range of human perception.
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The arrangement of cells in the retina reveals how it detects, processes, and relays visual information to the brain.
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The brain has a remarkable ability to tell where you are and where you're going.
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Cephalopods hide from predators and communicate with other members of their species in a unique way: by altering the color and texture of their skin.
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Unraveling the genetics behind brain disorders may offer hope to millions of patients.
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Fears may be acquired over a lifetime, but our brains are wired for fear from birth.
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Disorders like Down syndrome disrupt the brain's careful balance of "stop" and "go"signals.
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