Cerebrum Winter 2021


Catherine S. Woolley, Ph.D. His and Hers : Sex Differences in the Brain Page 12

Catherine S. Woolley, Ph.D., is the William Deering Chair in Biological Sciences and a professor of neurobiology and neurology at Northwestern University. She is a researcher and teacher who has studied hormone actions in the brain for over 30 years. She founded Northwestern’s neuroscience major in 2015 and was named a Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence in 2018. In 2019, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine “for pioneering research demonstrating estrogen-driven plasticity of neural circuitry and sex-dependent molecular signaling in brain areas related to cognition, epilepsy, and affective disorders.” Woolley received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Rockefeller University. Vince D. Calhoun, Ph.D., is founding director of the tri-institutional Center for Translational Research in Neuroimaging and Data Science and a Georgia Research Alliance eminent scholar in brain health and image analysis, where he holds appointments at Georgia State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Emory University. He was previously the president of the Mind Research Network and Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of New Mexico. His work includes the development of flexible methods to analyze neuroimaging data. Calhoun served as the chair for the Organization for Human Brain Mapping from 2018-2019 and is a past chair of the IEEE Machine Learning for Signal Processing Technical Committee. Kayt Sukel‘s work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly , the New Scientist , USA Today , the Washington Post , Parenting , National Geographic Traveler , and the AARP Bulletin . She is a partner at the award-winning family travel website Travel Savvy Mom, and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation’s science publications. She has written about out-of-body experiences, fMRI orgasms, computer models of schizophrenia, the stigma of single motherhood, and why one should travel to exotic lands with young children. She is the author of Dirty Minds : How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex and Relationships and The Art of Risk : The New Science of Courage, Caution & Chance . Brenda Patoine is a freelance science writer, reporter, and blogger who has been covering neuroscience research for more than 30 years. Her specialty is translating complex scientific findings into writings for the general public that address the question of “what does this mean to me?” She has interviewed hundreds of leading neuroscientists over three decades, including six Nobel Laureates. She founded ScienceWRITE Medical Communications in 1989 and holds a degree in journalism from St. Michael’s College. Other areas of interest are holistic wellness, science and spirituality, and bhakti yoga. Brenda lives in Burlington, V.T., with her cat Shakti.

Vince Calhoun, Ph.D. The Promise of Big Data Imaging for Mental Health Page 18

Kayt Sukel Psychedelics : Weighing the Healing Power Page 26

Brenda Patoine Your Brain on Food Page 30



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