Knowing Neurons

A Creative Neuroscience Education and Outreach Website

Knowing Neurons is an award-winning neuroscience website, run entirely by a volunteer team of young neuroscientists. We strive to make neuroscience accessible to anyone interested in learning about the brain, through written articles, videos, infographics, podcasts, and more.

Our passion is sharing exciting stories about the brain and mind. To do this, we use various modes of creative communication to tell our stories simply and effectively. However, it’s our custom-made visuals, from scientific diagrams and illustrations to science art pieces, that are the cornerstone of our mission

Knowing Neurons was founded by UCLA NSIDP graduate students in 2012. Originally, the publication was a United States based publication. Today our team is comprised of international graduate students from countries including the United States, Canada, England, India, and Japan reaching over 1 million readers yearly and growing.

Knowing Neurons Mission Statement:

  1. To provide a platform for young neuroscientists to practice communicating their scientific research and ideas to a general public.
  2. To provide accurate and engaging educational content for anyone to explore about the fascinating world of the brain and mind.

We publish articles that highlight recent advances in neuroscience and exciting new scientific technologies. We interview top neuroscientists in their field and review interesting books about the brain. To keep our articles approachable, we support all our content with useful visuals, easy-to-follow illustrations, and infographics, which teachers from all over the world use in their classrooms!

Interested in Submitting a Guest Post or Joining our Team?

If you’re interested in submitting an article to our platform follow this link. Make sure your submission has at least three primary peer reviewed sources in APA format. If you’re interested in joining our team, send a quick email describing your experience in either editing, graphic design, video production, or podcast / sound design. knowingneurons.partners@gmail.com

Are you Interested in Becoming a Patron?

Since we are a volunteer based non-profit organization, we always welcome contributions to our cause to go towards costs to maintain the website and supply podcast materials. Follow this link to become a patron and get your name posted on our Wall of Thanks.

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