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Jessica Cail

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“If there’s ever a zombie apocalypse, everyone’s gonna want me on their team.”


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Jessica is an experimental neuropsychologist who studies addictions – both good and bad – and how they connect to our brains.


Jessica is a tightrope-walking, bone-crushing stuntwoman. And she sure knows how to “whip it good.”

Addictions… from Drugs to Stunts

Jessica Cail studies how addictions are formed and how we can break them. Then she beats people up in TV shows and movies.

30 Seconds on the Science of Addiction

Jessica Cail does a good job describing the science of addiction, but takes too long to do it.

My Doctorate in Bullwhip

Jessica Cail describes her favorite onscreen whip-wielding... including her own.


About Jessica Cail

Jessica Cail is an Experimental Neuropsychologist who studies the psychopharmacology of addiction and teaches at Pepperdine University. Jessica is also a stuntwoman and circus performer. One of her favorite roles was playing a double-bullwhip wielding villainess on the Nickelodeon series, Supah Ninjas. She’s also great on stilts..

Original funding for "The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers" was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.