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Philip Jaekl
Neuroscientist, freelance writer

Phil Jaekl is a cognitive neuroscientist and writer, who studied at York University in Toronto and went on to do postdoctoral research in audiovisual sensory integration at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, and at the University of Rochester. He lives in Tromsø, Norway, enjoys the outdoors and probably wishes he was fishing right now.

Written by Philip Jaekl

Essay/
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

Philip Jaekl

Essay/
Medicine
In cold blood

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

Philip Jaekl

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