Splash Biography


Major: Physics

College/Employer: UChicago

Year of Graduation: 2015

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Past Classes

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A1266: Venture into the Brain: Understanding How Your Mind Works in Cascade! Winter 2014 (Jan. 28, 2014)
The human brain is truly one of the most mysterious and complicated systems we know about. It controls our thoughts and emotions and it stores our memories and everything we've learned. It gives us our personalities, processes information about the world around us, and even changes in response to the environment. To this day, scientists are arguing over how the brain works--we're also constantly discovering new explanations for these phenomena, and sometimes even realizing that our old explanations were wrong! In our class, you'll learn about the role of neuroscience in figuring out the mind, how the brain works, how it developed, and even how we can hack into it to create all kinds of technology you thought only existed in Sci-Fi movies. From caveman neurosurgery to futuristic robotic cyborgs, from evolution to optical illusions and split-brain patients, join us as we venture into the brain!

A1090: Venture into the Brain - A Survey of Modern Neuroscience in Cascade! Fall 2012 (Oct. 23, 2012)
The brain is one of the most complex and mysterious clusters of matter in the universe and, in this course, we'll try to get a better idea of how exactly it works! Just like we would with a computer, we'll go over what the different parts are, how and with what they're connected, the language they communicate in, and all the things that can go wrong. Neurons and lobes, the five senses and neurological diseases - join us as we take a journey into the brain.

S985: Venture into the Brain -- A Look at Neurological Diseases, Aphasias and Agnosias in Splash! Fall 2012 (Oct. 06, 2012)
In our course, we'll examine some of the most important features of the most important organ in your body, the brain, by taking a look at what happens when stuff goes wrong. We'll take apart the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system and survey the different sensory systems with tons of interesting and sometimes unsettling examples.