Wellington Prize winner aims for the stars

Wellington Prize winner aims for the stars Neuroscience professor Shantanu Jadhav gazes at the heavens with new sharpness thanks to Wellington Prize Shantanu Jadhav By Julie JetteSept. 19, 2016 Shantanu Jadhav is an assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience, studying how the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex — two critical brain regions — interact and communicate with each other to support learning, memory and decision-making. But as a boy growing up in India, he was a stargazer, developing a passion for looking into the night sky that never left him. Jadhav has been able to pursue his passion anew, thanks to the mechanical telescope he purchased with the $3,000 award he received as the recipient of this year’s Wellington Prize. The Wellington Prize is a uniquely Brandesian tradition, established by an…

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