The judges’ scores have been tabulated, and we’re thrilled to announce the winners of our annual writing competition! 1st Place: Sadie Steffens - "What is 6 Weeks Worth? The Cost of Cancer Drugs and Extending Life" 2nd Place: Dan Hass - "Where in the Brain Does Deception Lie?" 3rd Place: Lina Jamis - "The Immersive World of Virtual Reality: Why VR … Continue reading Congratulations to the Winners of the 2nd Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award!
By: Dan Hass, 2nd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program When my 8-year old niece asks me what Santa Claus’s favorite reindeer is, I do not tell her that Santa does not actually exist. I try to keep her as happy as possible, and I tell a white lie. Lying is not an uncommon phenomenon. … Continue reading Where in the Brain Does Deception Lie?
By: Sadie Steffens, 4th year PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way. Second only to heart disease as the leading cause of death, many of us have friends or loved ones who have suffered from cancer. News reports with big claims … Continue reading What is 6 Weeks Worth? The Cost of Cancer Drugs and Extending Life
By: Lina Jamis, 2nd year student in the Anatomy Graduate Program The promise of virtual reality has always been an enticing one—slip on this headset and escape to a new place, without ever stepping foot outside of the room. It’s an experience so unusual, and yet so familiar, as it hijacks our own senses to provide the … Continue reading The Immersive World of Virtual Reality: Why VR is the Ultimate Neuroscience Experiment
Why is tanning dangerous? How does color perception differ between men and women? How do our brains filter out unimportant information, like the sound of the air conditioner whirring? These are just a few of our students' most recent posts that inspired this year's award theme. In celebration of the blog's 2nd birthday (today!), we're thrilled to … Continue reading 2nd Annual Lions Talk Science Blog Award: Accepting Submissions Now!