I am a developmental neurobiologist turned freelance science writer based in London. I write news stories and feature articles for print and the web, and am author of the Neurophilosophy blog, hosted by the Guardian. My first book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know, is published by Quercus. Contact me.


Neurophilosophy is a weblog about molecules, mind and everything in between. It started here on WordPress in February 2006, and moved to ScienceBlogs.com in July 2007, then to the Guardian in August 2011. It has been anthologized four times in the Open Lab books, featured in newspapers such as the New York Times and The Independent, cited in dozens of academic research papers and textbooks, and translated into more than a dozen languages. In 2010, it was listed by the British Psychological Society as one of the most influential neuroscience and psychology blogs. Browse the Neurophilosophy archives here.