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Calli McMurray

  • Media & Science Writing Associate

Calli McMurray is the Media & Science Writing Associate at SfN. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.

Articles by Calli McMurray

Barry Everitt illuminates some of the ways addictive drugs can hijack or alter the brain’s natural programming — especially in vulnerable individuals.
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Neurons fire in response to specific lengths of time; they can make a moment feel faster or slower when they get worn out.
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In short: we don’t think logically about most things.
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Grocery stores and hospitals transformed when the pandemic hit — as did the labs researching COVID-19.
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Test your knowledge of neurons and other cells found in the nervous system.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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Stories help people connect with each other and make sense of the world.
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Their long, meandering dendrites may enable thoughtfulness and creativity.
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Elon Musk claims his new brain-recording device can one day solve a slew of brain ailments — are his claims true?
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Sleep twitches tune and refine circuits in the developing brain.
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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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