About

This is a blog about culture and biology.

I invite you to join me as I navigate the complex and fascinating world of the thing we call ‘mind’ and other thing we call ‘body’.

Photo by J.R. Willows

I will examine the strange, the obscure and the hottest trending topics of the day in science as they relate to biology, psychology and culture.

I would, however, like to keep this space open to dicuss a wide range of issues. My burgeoning interest in other areas of science and culture will, on occasion, take this blog on an exploration of other equally captivating topics.

My goal is for Of Mind and Body to be a place of discovery and inquiry.

I welcome your comments and suggestions, so please feel free to add to the conversation.

A few words about the author

Monica Tanaka is a recent graduate of the Master of Journalism program with a specialisation in science from the University of British Columbia.

Her curiousity and passion for writing has led her to work and intern in both journalism and communications.

As a journalist, she has published print, radio and television stories and interned with CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks. Her stories can be found on The Thunderbird, The Ubyssey, and the Science Journalism Research Group, among others.

Her communications experience includes creating media buzz for the UBC Public Affairs Vancouver 2010 Winter Games Media Relations team, and writing and researching for the UBC Department of Anthropology’s newsletter.

You can learn more about her by reading her resume and following her on Twitter.

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