NEPTUN Biography



SARA GANNON, Brain enthusiast




Major: Behavioral Neuroscience

College/Employer: NEU

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a 2nd year behavioral neuroscience major with a passion for writing, ethics, and all things brain.

I have worked in two labs studying clinical psychology and neuroscience. I love talking about research!



Past Classes

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Neuroethics: the Effects of Captivity on Neural Systems and Behavior in Splash Spring 2018
Have you ever wondered how captivity can effect neurological and physiological processes in animals? From humans to zoo animals to lab rats, this class will look at standard underlying neurological processes. In addition, we will take an evolutionary perspective to evaluate the potential consequences of keeping animals in captivity.


Why Birdwatching Isn't Just For Old People in Splash Waterfall 2017
Have you ever tried to pet a wild bird (and failed)? Then this class is for you! We'll discuss and answer many questions, such as: Did chickens really evolve from dinosaurs? How come there are so many pigeons in Boston? And why are penguins so freakin' cute? From ecology to evolution to ethology, this class will touch on the most interesting of all the Bird Facts.


Neuroethics: Memory Modification in Splash Waterfall 2017
Have you ever wished that you could erase those embarrassing middle school memories? Well, you might be able to. This class will cover current (and upcoming) techniques of memory enhancement and impairment. In addition, we will be discussing the moral implications associated with such techniques.