Scicurious is the pen name of Bethany Brookshire. Bethany has a PhD in Physiology from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of William and Mary. She is currently finishing up a post-doc in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional interests are in neurophysiology, specifically the interactions of neurotransmitter systems. Having obtained her PhD, she wishes to further her career in science writing, education, and research. You can find her writing here, and at SciAm blogs.
Why "Neurotic Physiology"?
Because people always ask.
In the olden days, people like Freud called psychiatric diseases "neuroses". Now, however, we have discovered that all "neuroses" and psychiatric disorders have a physiological basis. Neuroscientists can now bring physiology to neuroses in an attempt to understand how the brain works and what happens when things go wrong. That's some neurotic physiology.