Courtney Humphries

Contributing Writer

<p>Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world?</p>
neuroscience

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world?

About the author

Courtney Humphries is a freelance writer in Boston who covers science, nature, medicine and the built environment. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Nautilus, Nature, Technology Review and CityLab, among other publications. She was recently a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.