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Summer Allen

 

Summer Allen, Ph.D., is a science writer based in Providence, Rhode Island.  A graduate of Carleton College and Brown University, Summer now writes for a variety of publications including weekly blog posts for the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is also very active on twitter: follow her, or just reach out and say hello!

 
 
  

Stories by Summer Allen

Articles: How to Hack Your Brain for Peak Performance

By Summer Allen | February 17, 2017

A new book shows how we can apply advances from neuroscience to work smarter and happier.

 

Articles: The Top 10 Insights from the “Science of a Meaningful Life” in 2016

By Kira M. Newman, Tom Jacobs, Mariah Flynn, Summer Allen, Jill Suttie, Jason Marsh, Jeremy Adam Smith, Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 26, 2016

Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.

 

Articles: Is Your Empathy Determined by Your Genes?

By Summer Allen | December 6, 2016

A new study of twins explores where empathy comes from: nature or nurture?

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Parents and Preteens Have Better Relationships?

By Summer Allen | September 27, 2016

A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.

 

Articles: How Nature Helps Fathers Nurture

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Summer Allen | June 15, 2016

What biological forces could help explain why some fathers are more involved with children than others?

 

Articles: How Happy Brains Respond to Negative Things

By Summer Allen, Jeremy Adam Smith | March 17, 2016

New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.

 

Articles: How Our Brains Make Us Generous

By Summer Allen, Jill Suttie | December 21, 2015

A recent series of ground-breaking neuroscience studies suggest that empathy and altruism are deeply rooted in human nature.

 

Articles: The Sharing Effect

By Summer Allen | November 24, 2014

A new study explores why sharing emotional experiences—even negative ones—makes us feel better

 

Articles: Can Diversity Make You a Better Communicator?

By Summer Allen | November 10, 2014

A new study finds that people with diverse social roles show stronger brain responses to nonverbal signals from other people.

 

Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Mothers of Severely Disabled Children?

By Summer Allen | August 25, 2014

A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.

 

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