Phil Jaekl
Writer, Tromsø, Norway

Phil Jaekl is a writer with a scientific research background in cognitive neuroscience. He completed his PhD at York University in Toronto, and went on to research positions in Barcelona, Spain and Rochester, New York. His writing appears in The Atlantic, The Guardian and Wired, among others. Currently, his debut nonfiction book, Out Cold, about the history of using cold as a therapeutic tool, is available for pre-order. Phil lives in Tromsø, in Norway’s Arctic region.

Written by Phil Jaekl

The wiring diagram of a human brain revealing connections. Courtesy of the consortium of The Human Connectome Project

Essay/
Neuroscience
Am I my connectome?

Each human brain possesses a unique, intricate pattern of 86 billion neurons. If science can map it, immortality beckons

Phil Jaekl

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Neuroscience
Human magnetism

For centuries, people have navigated the globe using instruments. But what if the Earth itself can help us feel our way?

Phil Jaekl

Photo by Alex Webb/Magnum

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Neuroscience
The inner voice

From a very early age, children learn to talk to themselves. That voice in your head is the thing that makes you, you

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Medicine
In cold blood

Therapeutic hypothermia could save lives, propel interstellar travel and expand consciousness. Why the cold feet?

Phil Jaekl

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