Ferris Jabr

Contributing Writer


The Beasts That Keep the Beat

March 22, 2016

New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.

Life’s Big Leaps: Critical Moments in Evolution

How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains

November 10, 2015

Scientists have begun to identify the symphony of biological triggers that powered the extraordinary expansion of the human brain.

About the author

Ferris Jabr is a writer in Portland, Oregon. He has written for Scientific American, The New York Times Magazine, Outside, Aeon, and Nautilus, among other publications.