Class of 2016
Hometown: Princeton, New Jersey
Current research: As a documentary storyteller, I apply neuroscience insights about emotion, memory, and communication to my artistic decisions. I am developing a documentary about mental health narratives and hope to research their role in therapy and higher education policy.
My thoughts on neuroscience education: Naturally, most courses are currently focused on preparing researchers or medical students. However, the study of the brain can inform every discipline, so I believe neuroscience students would benefit from learning how to connect brain research to emerging questions in criminal law, communication, and digital education (how does technology influence learning?).
What jump-starts my brain: I love to ponder new applications and wrestle with their moral implications. For example, what can neuroscience reveal about the influence of media (news, gaming, films) on moral attitudes and judgments?