ESP Biography

MICHELLE GREENE, Cognitive Science postdoc

Major: Brain and Cognitive Science

College/Employer: Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School

Year of Graduation: Not available.

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I was born and raised in Colorado, and received by B.S. in Psychobiology in 2004 from the University of Southern California. I finished my PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT in 2009, and have aspirations of becomming a professor. When I'm not doing science, I am running long distances, writing songs, watching the Red Sox and reading about politics.

Past Classes

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X4483: Understanding Science in the Media in HSSP Spring 2011 (Feb. 19, 2011)
Last week, you read that Vitamin D is good for you, and today the newspaper says it can cause cancer?! If you are confused about science as reported in the news, you are not alone. In this class, we will examine science as (mis) represented in both mainstream and new media. You will learn how to critically examine science news stories to find bias, and will be armed with skills to help you understand the research yourself.

S1678: Neuroscience for Future Presidents in Splash! 2008 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2008)
Do we really only use 10% of our brains? Is the government developing brain scans to read my mind? What does brain dead mean? Are there pills that can make me smarter? Should I take them? Research in the brain sciences is moving at a rapid pace, providing many potential ethical problems. Get the knowledge you need to determine how you will decide on these issues, as a voter or as a future president.

Big Blunders of Scientific Ethics in Cog-Neuroscience in SPARK (2009)
Learn from the mistakes of giants. The top ten most ethically suspect experiments performed on and about the human mind. ...