SANDRA BLAKESLEE writes about science for the New York Times from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her specialty is neuroscience. Her latest book, The Body Has a Mind of Its Own, co-written with her science-writer son Matthew Blakeslee, will be published in August 2007. She has co-authored On Intelligence with Jeff Hawkins, Phantoms in the Brain with V.S. Ramachandran, and four books on the long-term effects of divorce with Judith Wallerstein. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and returned Peace Corps volunteer (Borneo), she co-directs the Santa Fe Writing Workshop.