Jennifer Carr

Jennifer Carr is the former manager of science writing at the Society for Neuroscience. While working as a technician at a neuroscience lab at the University of Pennsylvania, Jennifer discovered she is happiest when communicating the excitement of scientific discovery to the general public. She has written for Kaiser Health News, The Scientist, and The Times-Picayune.

Articles by Jennifer Carr

Techniques that increase the resolution of microscopes are revolutionizing the ability to peer at brain structures in ever-increasing detail.
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The neuroscientist discusses how creative thinking led to some of his most groundbreaking discoveries.
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The neurology professor contemplates the ethical issues raised by neuroscience research.
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Research in animals and humans is helping to identify brain processes that are active when people are “in love.”
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Regardless of personality or skill set, you use both the right and left hemispheres of your brain to perform everyday functions.
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Scientists have long known that blows to the head can be dangerous. What happens in the brain when two athletes collide on the field?
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When Julio Ramirez asked his eighth grade teacher Sister Mary Norbert if he could lead a class discussion about science, little did he know he’d go on to make a career educating the next generation of neuroscientists.
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Research shows early childhood is marked by critical periods — times when the brain is intensely adaptable to new sights, sounds, tastes, and touches. But what if something in early life interferes with the ability to take in sensory information?
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The discovery of a protein that gives jellyfish their colorful glow revolutionized scientists' view of the nervous system, allowing them to add color to what had only been seen in black and white.
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A neuroscientist digs below the surface to look for a new answer to a terrible problem.
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Scientist targeted by animal rights activists asks about the ethics of inaction.
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Is it "nature" or "nurture" that influences behavior and health outcomes?
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