Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds


McGill University

I’m a PhD candidate at McGill University in Montréal. I study how the brain is developing during adolescence and how environmental factors, such as exposure to drugs of abuse, can impact that development. Outside of the lab you can find me at the weekly trivia night I run, or curling (!!) in the winter.

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Opening Our Minds

Join five scientists as they explain the research behind new psychedelic treatments for mental illnesses

Lauren has authored 10 articles

Meet Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer Read now →

A "prophet of the computer age," she saw the potential for computers outside of pure mathematics

A brief history of psychedelic research Read now →

A ban long stymied what started as a promising field

Do dogs really, truly understand what we tell them? Read now →

Scientists trained some pups to endure MRIs to help find out

That bossy GPS voice isn't actually necessary for navigating Read now →

New research suggests our brains update an internal 'cognitive map' when the environment changes

Meet Mamie Phipps Clark, the social psychologist who helped outlaw segregated schools Read now →

She became the first black woman to earn a PhD in psychology from Columbia University

These researchers want to stop treating depression with trial and error Read now →

A promising startup is using deep learning to tailor treatments to patients

5 facts about Marie Curie, chemist, physicist, and Nobel legend Read now →

She was the first woman to win one – much less two – Nobel Prizes

We're beginning to understand why spinal cord tissue is so hard to heal Read now →

A group of recent findings may eventually pave the way for better treatments

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How does the developing brain learn to perceive the world before it can see it? Read now →

Our eyes work when we're born, even though they've never been exposed to light

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