Pseudonyms, Real Names, Science and Going Braless

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Scicurious has been writing under the pseudonym Scicurious for some time at her blog Neurotic Physiology. I recommend her recent post Weird Friday Science: Are Boobs Better Braless? as a great introduction to both her scientific perspective and her sense of humor.

Image courtesy Bethany Brookshire

Scicurious made news herself recently by coming out – that is, by revealing her real name. She did it in her blog The Scicurious Brain at Scientific American Blogs in this video she calls "Hello Internet." (You can find a text transcript of the video at Scicurious Brain.)

Here's her description of who she really is:

My name is Bethany Brookshire. I have degrees and things. I have a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary, and a Ph.D. in Physiology and Pharmacology from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. I am finishing up a postdoc in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Welcome Bethany Brookshire to the world of real names. I plan to show my appreciation by reading posts on boobs, poop, and all sorts of scientific curiosities at Neurotic Physiology.

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.


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