Mary Bates, Ph.D.

Mary Bates

Mary Bates, Ph.D., is a science writer who specializes in neuroscience, animal behavior, psychology, and biology. Her work has been published by Acoustics Today, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Harvard University's Focus. 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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Animal Minds

The neuroscience of behavior in the wild.