Researcher turns neuroscience into artwork

As a PhD student in neuroscience, Adam Baker has to deal with explaining his research to others all the time. Baker is hoping to make his work more digestible for the general public: he aims to build a bridge between the hard sciences and people. Using graphic artwork, Baker is able to creatively present his discoveries on the human brain. Baker explained how, one day at a family dinner, he tried to explain to his family and friends what he was working on: the increasing cognitive engagement of bias-related memories. They told him that he sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher — impossible to understand. As a response to that, he decided to draw a picture on a napkin to explain what he meant. “All of a sudden, the others got…

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