Student Spotlight: Sade Abiodun

November 13, 2017

Class of 2018

Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa

Your current research project at Duke: I’m currently working on a project that studies the effects of sustained attention on neurocognitive processes of learning

Thoughts on neuroscience education: When I first came to Duke, I thought that the only thing I knew for sure is that I didn't want to be a Neuroscience major. I was convinced that it was too different, too complicated in comparison to my interests at the time. As I became immersed in the Neuroscience community at Duke -- through the FOCUS Program, various classes and discussions, and interactions with professors -- to the point where the Neuro Department became like home. The integrative approach within the Neuro Major has shaped me into a better student, researcher, and overall inquisitive mind

What do you find interesting in neuroscience?  It's a beautiful thing to be involved in a field as dynamic as the very organ that is dedicated to studying. Neuroscience has so many different nuances and crevices that once one finds their niche, there is never not something to be discovered. I hope to one day leave a lasting impact on the field.

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