Alexis Wnuk

  • Science Writer/Editor
  • Society for Neuroscience

Alexis is the science writer and editor for BrainFacts.org. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with degrees in neuroscience and English.

Articles by Alexis Wnuk

When you’re dealing with the most complex structure in the known universe, there are bound to be a few misconceptions.
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Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.
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Pregnancy sculpts the brain in a way that may improve social cognition and caregiving.
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Neuroscientists are developing new ways to analyze vast amounts of data and promote a culture of sharing and collaboration.
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Computational neuroscientists use mathematical models to unravel the brain’s secrets.
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Many different types of cells work together to process vision.
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A lot, it turns out. Some animals can detect forms of energy invisible to us, like magnetic and electrical fields. Others see light and hear sounds well outside the range of human perception.
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The arrangement of cells in the retina reveals how it detects, processes, and relays visual information to the brain.
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The brain has a remarkable ability to tell where you are and where you're going.
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Diseases like multiple sclerosis destroy the fatty material insulating neurons, but scientists are searching for ways to regrow it.
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By tracking how water molecules move in the brain, scientists can map the brain’s information highways.
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Certain areas of the brain can grow new cells throughout life.
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