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About Dr. Fields

R. Douglas Fields, PhD, is a neuroscientist and author. Throughout his career his scientific research has explored the cellular mechanisms of nervous system development, plasticity, and memory, working at UC San Diego, Stanford University, Yale University, and the National Institutes of Health.

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Big Mystery About the Little Brain

With all the stunning advances in neuroscience it may come as a surprise that a major part of the brain is a mystery to scientists.  It is not a small oversight.  This peculiar brain lobe contains ¾ of all the brain’s neurons!  Astonishingly, its cellular structure is unlike anywhere else in the brain.  The neurons…

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Why the ‘Havana Syndrome’ happened

I was invited to write a commentary, “Why the Havana Syndrome Happened,” which was just published in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry.  This syndrome refers to brain injury allegedly caused by a clandestine energy beam weapon employed by unknown agents who are hostile to the United States and its allies.   The saga began…

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Leonard Lopate Show WNYC

"On the Origins of Rage and How it Affects Your Brain"