Profile: Jordan Gaines Lewis

Neuroscience Doctoral Candidate

Jordan Gaines Lewis is a science writer and PhD candidate in neuroscience at Penn State College of Medicine. Her award-winning writing has been featured in Scientific American, NBC, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and The Guardian, among others. She is also the Editor-in-Chief for ScienceSeeker and Associate Editor of the Journal of Science Policy & Governance.
Her dissertation research examines mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity/metabolic dysfunction and sleep problems in adolescents.
Jordan was included on Pacific Standard Magazine's inaugural list of '30 Top Thinkers Under 30' and Business Insider's '22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter.' She also gave a TED talk in 2014 on why we perceive time flying faster as we age.
A Maryland native, Jordan currently lives in central Pennsylvania with her husband and their kitten, Yoshi.

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What Happens To Your Brain When Pregnant?

It’s a common claim that pregnancy makes you forgetful. But does “pregnancy brain” actually exist? There’s no doubt that many changes happen to a woman’s body during pregnancy, but how do these changes affect – or originate in – the brain?

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Why Americans Obsess With Pumpkin Spice Everything

It was a humid, sticky 32°C when I made a quick trip to the grocery store in shorts and a tank top earlier this week. Despite the heat, however, the store clearly wanted me to think it was the fall season – and for us Americans, that means pumpkin spice.

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