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Mary Bates Ph.D.


Mary Bates, Ph.D., is a science writer who specializes in neuroscience, animal behavior, psychology, and biology. Her work has been published by National Geographic News, New Scientist, Muse, the Society for Neuroscience, and other print and online publications. She earned a doctorate in psychology from Brown University, where she researched bat echolocation. Mary previously worked as a research assistant in a geriatric neuropsychology laboratory, a necropsy and rescue and rehabilitation intern at the New England Aquarium, a veterinary assistant, a laboratory instructor, and a middle school summer science course teacher.

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