I am a student with a passion for the psychological and neurological sciences. Research, coupled with clinical work, is extremely enriching and poses to me a world of possibilities (pretty lame eh?). I am on a road of constant learning and do not foresee any end to this ordeal.
I was a psychology major in my undergraduate institution. However, I found that psychology without the neurosciences was unfulfilling and neuroscience without psychology was, frankly, a bit dull. What’s the point of studying cellular mechanisms of the brain if you don’t eventually explore what kind of behaviors the biology leads to? On the flip side, you can talk anyone’s ear off about how strange psychiatric patients behave, but why not consider what brain structures and communication are compromised? Look for the hard evidence. Use empirical study.
For the future, I strive to obtain my MD (and possibly PhD?) and engage in academic medicine.
My other interests include German Shepherds, black coffee, gin, creative writing, scotch, cooking, reading, satire, sushi, cookies, warm sweaters, apple juice, Apple products, and jogging.
My current research: Successful Aging, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, sexual satisfaction (yes)
Hospice Project: Dementia care
Also interested in: Behavioral treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Conduct Disorder