Pseudonyms, Real Names, Science and Going Braless

4 years ago

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.debolt@blogher.com
Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.

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