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Kayt Sukel

  • Science and Technology Writer

Kayt Sukel is a science and technology writer based outside Houston, Texas. She is the author of This Is Your Brain On Sex (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and The Art of Risk (Nat Geo Books, 2016)—and frequently overshares on Twitter at @kaytsukel.

Articles by Kayt Sukel

Cognitive scientist, Marlene Behrmann, investigates what can be learned about visual perception through injury and disorders.
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Our sleep schedules aren’t simply personal preferences — they’re innate, biological predispositions that affect our physical and mental health.
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The idea that waking a sleepwalker could give them a heart attack or cause brain damage is a myth. But try not to wake them if you don’t have to.
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Learning new information isn’t quite so easy as popping in headphones and passively listening to taped lectures while you slumber — not yet, anyway.
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The brain works best with one job at a time, but daily life calls for multitasking, causing a “bottle neck” in the brain.
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Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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AI programs assist clinicians in surfacing signs of depression through patient data.
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Robert King spent 29 years in solitary confinement for a crime he didn’t commit. He was freed in 2001 when a court reversed his conviction — but the effects of his isolation linger.
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Most people don’t know the staggering sex disparity amongst Alzheimer’s patients: two-thirds of those patients are women. Why?
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