A distinguished science writer, Rita Carter,
was trained as a journalist in London, where she spent five
years as an anchor of the London nightly news program "Thames
For the past twelve years she has been a
medical and science writer.
She has contributed to a wide range of magazines
and newspapers, including The Independent, The Daily Telegraph,
The Daily Mail, The New York Times and the New Scientist.
She was twice awarded the Medical Journalist's
Association prize for her outstanding contribution to medical
Rita Carter is the author of the highly
popular "Mapping the Mind" and more recently "Consciousness".
These books demonstrate the author's extraordinary ability
to make the most complex ideas understandable to the general
Mapping the Mind was short-listed for the
Rhone-Poulenc (now Aventis) science prize.
She is currently involved in a number of
art-science projects (including the Winchester Festival of
Art and the Mind) directed at furthering public knowledge
about the brain.