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Bobby Azarian
Science Writer, Freelance

Bobby Azarian, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist, a researcher in the Visual Attention and Cognition Lab at George Mason University, and a science writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, BBC, Scientific American, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. His research has been published in journals including Cognition & Emotion and Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. He also runs the blog Science Is Sexy.  

Written by Bobby Azarian