Researcher, Science Writer and Communicator. Education: (i) Psychology, Southern Illinois University; (ii) Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; (iii) Experimental Psychology-Cognitive Neuroscience, Case Western Reserve University; (iv) Biomedical Art/Scientific and Medical Illustration, Cleveland Institute of Art.
Interested in: (i) Creativity, Intelligence, and Exceptional Ability; (ii) Autism Spectrum Disorders; (iii) Sociopathy, (iv) X-Altruism; (v) Emotion Regulation.
Andrea is a Behavior Therapist and Consultant, treating children on the Autism Spectrum, specializing in Asperger’s Syndrome. She has worked as a research assistant in the field of psychology studying various topics including intelligence, fear conditioning, cognition, childhood anxiety, and emotion. She is an Affiliate Scholar of the IEET (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies), a Brain Awareness Fellow at the GGI (George Greenstein Institute), and on the Board of Advisors at BetterBio.
She is herself a fine artist, trained in various visual communication medium ranging from traditional drawing to digital painting, graphic design, and 3D modeling/animation for the medical and behavioral sciences, as well as educational science exhibit design and installation for museums.
Andrea is also a science writer and science communication activist. She blogs as The Rogue Neuron at Scientific Blogging, addressing a variety of scientific topics, but focuses mainly on cognitive neuroscience and psychology, creativity, and autism. She writes for her own scientific blog site. She has written papers on the genetics and neuroscience of creativity, and intelligence.
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