Patrick House is a neuroscientist with a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His scientific research focuses on the neuroscience of free will and how mind-control parasites alter their host's behaviour. He writes about science, technology and culture for The New Yorker, Nautilus magazine and Slate; his work was selected for the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2020 anthology. His fiction has been published in Nature. House lives in Los Angeles, California.