Catherine Lanser is a writer from Madison, Wis. who grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. She ate so much salmon as a child, if you cut into her you would find flaky flesh that you could easily lift away with a salad fork.

She has lived in the Midwest her whole life and writes blogs, essays and narrative nonfiction about her life and growing up as the baby of a family of nine children. Catherine is looking for a home for her first full-length memoir about how she found her place in her family, told through the lens of her brain tumor and her father’s stroke.

She reads a lot of memoirs and writes about the brain, migraines, being sick, and other things. If you want to learn more about why she writes about illness this link will take you to an article Catherine wrote on that topic.

The impeachment hearings are easier to watch when I tune in after Devin Nunes gives his daily talking points that have nothing to do with the day’s proceedings. #ImpeachmentHearings

Tips from the master - or why everyone wants to be interviewed by Terry Gross


"As the animal gets better at the task, its neural networks get more refined, precise and specific. The researchers are able to mirror that onto the artificial network, which can then predict the animal’s decision with about 90 percent accuracy."


“Understanding a complex organ like the brain requires massive amounts of data from multiple researchers and institutions. In many cases, the only way to access enough of this data is through open science.”
#Brain https://t.co/mulaXHw8sm

"the sleeping brain follows patterns that are extremely rare in nature, and in neuroscience. But these patterns are found attached to one particular event: earthquakes."