Jacquelyn is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. She is studying both Neuroscience and Psychology, and earning a minor in Chemistry. Jacquelyn is particularly interested in neuromuscular research and neurobiological diseases related to aging, and hopes to apply her passions to future functional neuroscience research.

Sympathetic Nervous System: All You Need to Know About Fight or Flight

 

  The sympathetic nervous system is one of two subdivisions of the autonomic nervous system, which is part of the peripheral nervous system. All of […]

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Synapses

Synapses: How Your Brain Communicates

 

  A synapse is the space between two neurons which allows for neural communication, or synaptic transmission. Synapses are found throughout the body, not just located […]

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brainwaves

Brainwaves: What They Are and What They Do

 

  Brainwaves are the collection of electrical activity in the brain. This electrical activity is caused by the communication of neurons in the brain. The […]

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Marijuana's effects on the brain

Marijuana’s Effects on the Brain: A Scientific Look At Cannabis and the Brain

 

  Marijuana is becoming a more socially acceptable psychoactive substance, and coincidentally, a more abused substance. The other most popular abused psychoactive substances are caffeine, […]

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old brain new tricks

What Does Neuroscience Say About Teaching Old Brains New Tricks?

 

  They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but does the same go for your brain? There is an ever-growing fear of […]

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