Phil Jaekl is a science writer with an extensive background in cognitive neuroscience, having completed his PhD while at York University in Toronto, Canada before going on to research positions in Barcelona and Rochester, New York. Aside from his academic publications he has written on topics related to neuroscience for The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Wired. He has also written for New York Magazine and has contributed feature-length essays to Aeon. Jaekl lives in Tromsø, in Norway’s arctic region, where he enjoys the outdoors while wearing many layers of clothing. Right now, he's probably wishing he was fishing.