Raleigh McElvery

Contributing Writer

Art for "How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception and Meaning"
cognitive science

How the Brain Links Gestures, Perception and Meaning

Neuroscience has found that gestures are not merely important as tools of expression but as guides of cognition and perception.

Art for "‘Functional Fingerprint’ May Identify Brains Over a Lifetime"
neuroscience

‘Functional Fingerprint’ May Identify Brains Over a Lifetime

A unique neurological “functional fingerprint” allows scientists to explore the influence of genetics, environment and aging on brain connectivity.

About the author

Raleigh McElvery is a science writer who has produced articles and short videos for NOVA Next, MIT Technology Review, the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research, and more.