We are neuroscience & neurotechnology researchers at Harvard Medical School with a mission to communicate science to general audiences. Ask us anything!
Science In The News (SITN) is a graduate student organization at Harvard with a mission to bridge the communication gap between scientists and general audiences. We achieve this through various avenues online through our blog, podcast, and Reddit AMAs, and through free, local events in Boston & Cambridge including seminars, Science By The Pint, and DayCon – an annual science conference designed for the general public. In addition to our website, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
In our recent Special Edition on Neurotechnology, we have written a series of articles covering recent technologies that are pushing the boundaries of what we know about the brain. Each article describes how these new technologies have already impacted neuroscience and where these technologies are taking us next. With the potential to improve countless lives, we believe the future of neuroscience is bright and will only get brighter.
For this AMA, we have gathered the authors of these articles and other Harvard PhD candidates conducting research in the field:
- Kevin Sitek: Neuroimaging of speech production and auditory perception
- Stephen Thornquist: Behavioral and computational neuroscience
- Kelsey Tyssowski: Genetics in neurons, neuronal plasticity
- Vivian Hemmelder: Reinforcement learning; time perception; curiosity
- Jim Bohnslav: Systems neuroscience, computational ethology
- Shay Neufeld: Reinforcement learning, addiction, habits, decision making, reward
- Siva Nagappan: Neurodevelopment
We look forward to your questions. Ask us anything