Congratulations to NUIM Neuro Lab student Francesca Farina!

4 Apr

Hooray for NUIM Neuro Lab’s very own Francesca Farina who was recently awarded the 34th Annual Whittaker Award.

Each year, the NUIM Biology Society hosts the Whitakker Awards: a competition in which they invite students of any discipline to give a 10-15minute presentation on any aspect of biology they find interesting.

Francesca’s presentation, entitled “Your Brain the Detective: How the Brain Makes Sense of the World around Us” explored how the human brain processes visual information using pattern detecting systems to fill in the gaps in our perceptual world.

Brain measuring.200-wide

Congratulations to Francesca on winning the competition, and also for being the first Psychology student to ever win this prestigious award!

She did us proud!

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