My name is Allegra. I am presenting you with a blog, geared towards the academic enthusiast who wants to stay up-to-date on new, Neuroscience studies and theories relating to sensation and perception, without having to spend the extra time searching and reading through full studies.
I am a currently a senior at Johns Hopkins University, where I major in the field of Neuroscience and minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. Through my academic endeavors, I have learned a lot about the brain, its functions, and the mechanisms that underlie human perception.
I have taken a range of courses that—although different in their approaches—have complemented each other and further reinforced my multi-disciplined understanding of Neuroscience. Some such courses have been Nervous Systems, Diseases and Disorders of the Nervous System, Neuroeconomics, and Cellular and Molecular Biology of Sensation.
My academic career has left me equipped, not only with a comprehensive knowledge of core principles, ideas and theories relating to Neuroscience, but also up-to-date on current discoveries and approaches. I am excited to present them to you in the posts to follow. I have formulated my own opinions and theories relating to animal sensation as a result.