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Sol Snyder: Daring Creativity in Research

The neuroscientist discusses how creative thinking led to some of his most groundbreaking discoveries.

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Jennifer Morgan: Finding Inspiration in Unexpected Places

A researcher explains how her undergraduate experience inspired a career studying spinal cord injury.

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Judy Illes: Ethical Considerations for Neuroscience

The neurology professor contemplates the ethical issues raised by neuroscience research.

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Introduction

Meet the people behind the science. From top experts to graduate students publishing their first findings, scientists at all career stages contribute to neuroscience. Each profile explores science from a personal perspective (condensed and edited for length and readability).

Researchers

Judy Illes: Ethical Considerations for Neuroscience

Source: Society for Neuroscience
The neurology professor contemplates the ethical issues raised by neuroscience research.

Erich Jarvis: Connecting Birdsong to Human Speech

Source: Society for Neuroscience

A neuroscientist emphasizes the importance of a diverse workforce to tackle big questions about the mechanisms and evolution of spoken language.


Ben Barres: Glial Detective

Source: Society for Neuroscience

One neuroscientist describes his commitment to improving the lives of patients and increasing opportunities for women in science.


Xin Jin: Searching for Behavior’s Fundamental Principles

Source: Society for Neuroscience
One scientist channeled his interest in physics to a passion for understanding how the brain learns and generates actions.

Julio Ramirez: Training Tomorrow’s Scientists

Source: Society for Neuroscience
When Julio Ramirez asked his eighth grade teacher Sister Mary Norbert if he could lead a class discussion about science, little did he know he’d go on to make a career educating the next generation of neuroscientists.

Karen Steel: The Genetics of Hearing

Source: Society for Neuroscience
The researcher discusses the complicated genetics involved with deafness and the far-reaching benefits of mapping the human genome.