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Dr. Jason G. Goldman is a cognitive scientist, animal behavior researcher, and science writer based in Los Angeles.

He received his Ph.D. at the University of Southern California, where he conducted research at the intersection of developmental psychology and animal cognition by seeing what happens to birds when they grow up in virtual reality.

He now spends his time writing about other people’s research in animal behavior, wildlife biology, ecology, conservation, and veterinary medicine. He contributes to Scientific American, BBC Future, Conservation Magazine, io9, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and elsewhere.

He was editor of The Open Laboratory 2010: The Best of Science Writing on the Web (Lulu) and is co-editor of The Complete Guide to Science Blogging (Yale University Press), due out in 2015.

He’s completely obsessed with spectacled bears and has been called a raccoon avenger.

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