Braindecoder's mission is to cover the most interesting neuroscience news with thoughtful reporting, and capture the ongoing social and scientific quest to unravel the mysteries of the brain — the small organ that fits in a box but is as vast as a universe and has a mind of its own.

This is a place for both everyday people with an interest in the brain and the scientifically initiated, to read, write, and discuss the aspects of neuroscience that most interest them. Here they can ponder the curiosities of the mind and brain, both on the forefront of emerging research and technology, and with a look back on how we've come to where we are.


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Bahar Gholipour, managing editor

Bahar has an MS degree in neuroscience from the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and has done graduate-level work in science journalism at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She has covered neuroscience, odd medical cases, and health news for Live Science and her stories have appeared in Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Washington Post and several other publications. In a previous life, Bahar worked as a research assistant at the Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives at ENS. She loves all things Neuroscience, but has a special affinity for consciousness, AI, psychiatric disorders, the unintended consequences of brain trauma and surgery, and her two incredibly intelligent cats, Simone and Pipa, who frequently appear on Instagram. Follow Bahar on Twitter @alterwired or find her on Facebook.

Kate Baggaley, associate editor

Kate has an MA in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting from New York University and has written for Science News. Before coming to New York City, she earned a BA in Biology from Vassar College and spent a lot of time wrangling songbirds, waterfowl, small owls, and the occasional seabird. Follow her on Twitter @kate_baggaley.

Contributing Writers

Stephanie Pappas, @Sipappas

Mo Costandi, @Mocost

Agata Blaszczak Boxe, @AgataBoxe

Charles Q Choi, @cqchoi

Douglas Main, @Douglas_Main

Mary Bates, @mebwriter

Alexandra Ossola, @alexandraossola

Alex Kramer, LinkedIn

Adam Hoffman, @adamhhoffman

Sara Goudarzi, @Saragoud

Ashley P. Taylor, @crenshawseeds

Jennifer Billock, @jenniferbillock

Margo Pierce, @wordprovocateur

Rachel Nuwer, @rachelnuwer