Great science, like many great works of art, tells us something about how we live in relation to the world around us. The practice of science, meanwhile, is a fundamentally human endeavor, and is shaped by social and cultural values, assumptions, and norms. In turn, our scientific understanding of the world can and does shape the social, political, and cultural landscape we all inhabit. The goal of this blog is to break down the typical boundaries between science, art, and culture, in the hope that these disciplines—and the interplay between them—can be mutually informative.
I'm a midwesterner by birth, currently studying neuroscience in lovely Boston, MA.