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Brain Science for Writers Roundup 5/17/15
" Boy Face from Venezuela " by The Photographer - Own work . Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons . Top Pick: Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath ? Top Pick: Young, Attractive, and Totally Not Into Having Sex How social norms come into being. Seems ...
"Boy Face from Venezuela" by The Photographer - Own work. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons. Top Pick: Can You Call a 9-Year-Old a Psychopath? Top Pick: Young, Attractive, and Totally Not Into Having Sex How social norms come into being. Seems relevant for bestselling book and box office ...
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Brain Science for Writers Roudnup 4/25/15
Top Pick :  The rhythm of great performance. (via Passive Guy ) Misdirected vengeance can still feel just. Why don't you want to sing and dance in public? Most supernatural beliefs are about avoiding harm , not bringing benefit Why we are saying "uh" less a...
Top Pick: The rhythm of great performance. (via Passive Guy) Misdirected vengeance can still feel just. Why don't you want to sing and dance in public? Most supernatural beliefs are about avoiding harm, not bringing benefit. Why we are saying "uh" less and "um" more. Hope you enjoyed this post!
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Brain Science for Writers Roundup 3/20/15
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I think blogging is a waste of time. Now, I realize this is weird because I .. uh… blog. But let me explain. I think blogging is a gre... How to Get (and Keep) People's Attention. Clever readers might have noticed that my blog's tagline has changed. Rather than “A Brain Scientist's Take on ...
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Brain Science for Writers Roudup 2/24/15
" Take a picture with a proud dyslexic " by Project Eye-To-Eye - http://www.flickr.com/photos/62668825@N07/6871550940/sizes/l/ . Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons . Top Pick: Dyslexia can deliver benefits . What you like on facebook gives away ...
"Take a picture with a proud dyslexic" by Project Eye-To-Eye - http://www.flickr.com/photos/62668825@N07/6871550940/sizes/l/. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. Top Pick: Dyslexia can deliver benefits. What you like on facebook gives away your personality.
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Brain Science for Writers 2/10/15
" Rice Field " by Unknown - USAID Bangladesh . Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons . Brain Science for Writers is a periodic roundup of neuroscience and psychology articles of interest to writers. Top Pick:  Rice farming might be linked to ho...
"Rice Field" by Unknown - USAID Bangladesh. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Brain Science for Writers is a periodic roundup of neuroscience and psychology articles of interest to writers. Top Pick: Rice farming might be linked to holistic thinking.
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Brain Science for Writers Roundup 2/3/15
Brain science for writers is a roundup of psychology and neuroscience articles that might be of interest to writers. Top Pick: Banish procrastination by thinking differently about deadlines. Defined by Brain Injury Twitter rage is linked with heart disease....
Brain science for writers is a roundup of psychology and neuroscience articles that might be of interest to writers. Top Pick: Banish procrastination by thinking differently about deadlines. Defined by Brain Injury · Twitter rage is linked with heart disease. (via Passive Guy) ...
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Brain Science for Writers Roundup 5/3/15
Top Pick:   Han Solo Shot First . The surprising significance of past tense, present tense, and everything in between on Wikipedia After handshakes, we sniff people's scent on our hand. Kinda creepy, but cool! Harsher punishments for the obese and hippies ...
Top Pick: Han Solo Shot First. The surprising significance of past tense, present tense, and everything in between on Wikipedia After handshakes, we sniff people's scent on our hand. Kinda creepy, but cool! Harsher punishments for the obese and hippies -- particularly for purity related ...
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My Income Distribution for 2014
About a week ago, I went over my writing income for 2014.  Since I find it interesting when other authors post about their earnings, I thought I'd post the distribution of my income from different publishing channels. So what happened in 2014? Traditional P...
About a week ago, I went over my writing income for 2014. Since I find it interesting when other authors post about their earnings, I thought I'd post the distribution of my income from different publishing channels. So what happened in 2014? Traditional Publishing: ...
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Brain Science for Writers 3/3/2015
" Image-François Pascal Simon Gérard 006 " by François Gérard - Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons . Top Pick: To fall in love with anyone, do this. This is a fascinating article on how to generate emotional intimacy between two peo...
"Image-François Pascal Simon Gérard 006" by François Gérard - Unknown. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons. Top Pick: To fall in love with anyone, do this. This is a fascinating article on how to generate emotional intimacy between two people. The article overstates it a bit ...
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Brain Science for Writers Roundup 2/17/2015
Top pick: Rebrand stage fright to overcome it. ADHD and Creativity   via ( Passive Guy ) Beer for Creativity via ( Passive Guy ) The messy minds of creative people. Stiff masks block emotional memories . Do you make facial expressions while writing emotiona...
Top pick: Rebrand stage fright to overcome it. ADHD and Creativity via (Passive Guy) Beer for Creativity via (Passive Guy) The messy minds of creative people. Stiff masks block emotional memories. Do you make facial expressions while writing emotional scenes? Might help you get in the groove.
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My Five Favorite Reads from 2014
Due to DAUGHTER OF DUSK deadline craziness. I'm over a month late for my annual 5 favorite reads post.  But DAUGHTER OF DUSK  is through copy edits now (yay!).  So without further ado... 5. The Hiding Place , by Corrie Ten Boom. As a nonfiction memoir, this...
Due to DAUGHTER OF DUSK deadline craziness. I'm over a month late for my annual 5 favorite reads post. But DAUGHTER OF DUSK is through copy edits now (yay!). So without further ado... 5. The Hiding Place, by Corrie Ten Boom. As a nonfiction memoir, this is very different from my usual genre ...
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Stacey Jay, Crowdfunding, and the Business of Publishing
So I usually don’t jump in on internet kerfuffles, but  the recent blowup over Stacey Jay’s kick starter really caught my attention.  The short version is that author Stacey Jay started a kickstarter for her next YA novel after her publisher declined to buy...
So I usually don't jump in on internet kerfuffles, but the recent blowup over Stacey Jay's kick starter really caught my attention. The short version is that author Stacey Jay started a kickstarter for her next YA novel after her publisher declined to buy it. She factored in living expenses as ...
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  • Harvard Unversity
    Research Assistant, 2004 - 2005
  • Sandia Laboratories
    Summer Intern, 1999 - 2002
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Neuroscientist, Writer
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By day I'm a neuroscience graduate student at MIT, conducting research on the neural correlates of reading. On evenings and weekends, I write fantasy stories for young adults.  I write about the intersection of psychology and writing on my blog.
Education
  • MIT
    Cognitive Neuroscience, 2005 - present
  • Albuquerque Academy
    1993 - 2000
  • Harvard University
    Biochemical Sciences, 2000 - 2004