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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

Test your knowledge of neurons and other cells found in the nervous system.
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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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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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Special brain waves during sleep separate information to remember from what’s worth forgetting — unless the brainstem gets in the way.
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Taming wild animals alters their behaviors, appearance, and brain structure.
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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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A woman with a rare brain disease has taught scientists a lot about the neurobiology of fear.
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A man’s amnesia after brain surgery revealed important clues about the neurobiology of memory.
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Many scientists have tried to find an anatomical source of Einstein’s genius, to no avail.
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The brain’s star-shaped support cells protect neurons and maintain synapses.
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