Vanessa Vieites


Florida International University

I am a doctoral candidate in psychology at Florida International University considering a transition from science to science writing. I study sex and individual differences in young children’s spatial experiences, spatial learning and memory skills, and their underlying neurobiology.

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Yes, you can put a price on nature. Doing so could stop environmental destruction

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Gretchen C. Daily won the "Nobel Prize for the Environment" for her work on natural capital

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Not surprisingly, science still has a huge racism and sexism problem

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All STEM fields have this problem, with physics having particularly large gaps

Instead of climbing into an MRI machine, a new test asks children to just blink

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We can now bypass MRIs and instead use trace eyeblink conditioning to measure brain function

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Neurons and cancer cells are a dangerous duo

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New research finds that neurons migrate from the brain to infiltrate cancer cells, and that targeting this process is a promising new method of attack on cancer.

Claudia López Lloreda

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Neuroscience should take sex differences in the brain more seriously

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Diseases like Alzheimer's and schizophrenia manifest differently in men and women, and that's important to know

Aarthi Gobinath

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