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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

For some, the lack of fans might relieve performance anxiety or hurt motivation. But those at the top of their game likely aren’t fazed.
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Grocery stores and hospitals transformed when the pandemic hit — as did the labs researching COVID-19.
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It feels like falling asleep, but anesthesia and snoozing are completely different. Neuroscientist and anesthesiologist Emery Brown explains what makes them different.
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Test your knowledge of neurons and other cells found in the nervous system.
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A mutation in the RORB gene leads to low levels of a spinal cord protein and impedes hopping.
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Changes to cell metabolism can drive the appetite of the entire organism.
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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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Her study of vertebrate brains provided clues about the evolution of the human brain.
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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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