Leanne Boucher

  • Nova Southeastern University

Leanne Boucher is passionate about communicating scientific thought to the public. An assistant professor of psychology at Nova Southeastern University, she actively engages the local community about brain science through Brain Awareness Week activities and library and museum programs. She also organized the first TEDxNSU event in 2012, a night featuring lectures, exhibits, art, and dance centered on the theme, The Inspiring Brain.

Leanne received her B.A. in psychology from Brandeis University, her PhD in experimental psychology from Dartmouth College, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Vanderbilt University. She enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and playing with brains.

Articles by Leanne Boucher

This month, thousands of neuroscientists around the world are preparing for our annual Big Event: The Society for Neuroscience conference.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
ALS is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the legendary baseball player.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
What can we learn from a lobster gut?
I can’t resist them. Especially on the hot, humid days that are commonplace here in South Florida. The first sips are heaven and the rest are like hell gone wild in my brain as I sweat from the heat outside my body.
  • Speaking Honestly - Animal Research Education
While many people feel sad, some people feel extremely sad for long periods of time. Depression is not just something we feel when we want to be dramatic.
“Pop! Pop! PopPopPopPop! P-p-p-p-p-pop!” went the cortical cell when Hubel and Wiesel found the ideal stimulus that made the neuron respond with gusto.
Ever had the experience of smelling something and then being automatically transported back in time? It’s as though your olfactory sense is the “on” switch to your memories.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
My Grandmother once offered me her brain....
I can still vividly recall the head of my Perception professor in college blowing up right in front of the class.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
This is the week that neuroscientists get their geek on – for real. When neuroscientists get the chance to show off their neuro-passion, the cortex knows no limits!
  • The Dana Foundation
One professor describes her first encounter with a human brain.
How was the neural representation of my belly region changing throughout during my pregnancy?