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If you’re interested in the occasional dose of light brain science, check out my Twitter site and Facebook page, where I post updates on articles I write for my blog and other publication outlets:

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Who am I?

I am a graduate student doing my PhD in Neuroscience at Oxford University. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I think that trying to understand how the brain works is one of the most fascinating pursuits for both science and the mind. Neuroscientists are certainly far from figuring out the inner workings of the brain, but the glimpses we do have are exciting, and worth sharing.

What I hope to achieve with this blog is to share these little bits of information with those who are in some way curious about the brain, from its genes and cells, to the psychological processes it underpins. Importantly, I want this sharing process to be genuine and trustworthy – which means that the content of my writing should be supported by evidence. I aim to include reference studies to back up the main points, so that you can both be sure that my words are rooted in evidence, and be able to look up any studies which might interest you.

Feel free to get in touch with comments, questions, or suggestions for topics that you would be interested in reading about – I certainly don’t know everything there is to know about the brain, but I am capable of analysing scientific literature and happy to think about most questions!