Taylor Beck

Taylor Beck

I write about brains & the future.

I'm a writer with a background in neuroscience & Japanese. Before writing, I worked in brain imaging labs studying sleep, memory & aging.

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Scientific American

A Trip Inside the Schizophrenic Mind

Researchers are investigating how hallucinogens might be used to model—and develop treatments for—psychosis

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The Washington Post

Love on Lithium

What happened when I told my girlfriend I have bipolar disorder

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A Vaccine For Depression?

Ketamine’s remarkable effect bolsters a new theory of mental illness.

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What We're Reading: Fox 8 by George Saunders: The Q: GQ

"Fiction softens the border between you and me, between me and me, between the reader and the writer."

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The Atlantic

The Attention Machine

A new brain-scanning technique could change the way scientists think about human focus.

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What Pushes A Person To Suicide?

The people “best” at suicide are known for upbeat moods and energetic drive.

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The Huffington Post

Kin By Mania: The Bond I Feel With Other Bipolar People Is Inexplicable | HuffPost

"We are good for each other, like deep sea fish and the bacteria that keep them aglow."

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Lonely? There's An App For That

The phone rang; a woman answered. Our awkward opening was brief. “This is my first time,” I said. “I’m not sure how this is supposed to go.” She said she’d be happy to listen.

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The Week

Dance of neurons

How brain cell vibrations could help treat diseases like Alzheimer's

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Very Few Innocent Sentences — Medium

The Personas of David Foster Wallace

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Laughing At The Dark — Medium

How David Foster Wallace Takes Readers Places They Don’t Like to Go

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Princeton Alumni Weekly

Decoding the Brain

One day, scientists will be able to “see” the images and memories in our minds

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Fast Company

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The Man Behind New App Shadow Wants To Quantify Our...

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Fast Company

Can Dating Apps Solve Japan's Sex Crisis?

Japan has a sex problem, and digital dating could help fix it. So why are single people there so reluctant to dive in?

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The Airship

Reading in Public: Tales of Love and Literature, Pt. IV

A stranger reading Trimalchio on the subway seemingly opens up the doors to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s New York....