9: Adolescent brains, legal drinking ages, and antibacterial soap

This week we learn about adolescent brains, legal drinking ages, and antibacterial soap.


Thomas Donoghue

Tom is a PhD student in the Cognitive Science department of UCSD, where he uses computational methods and neural recordings to investigate how the brain communicates with itself. He did a Cognitive Science Bachelor's degree at McGill University and has research experience in neuroimaging and language studies. Outside of being a science nerd, he enjoys travel and music.

Davi da Silva

Davi is a PhD student in medical engineering at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology. He did his undergraduate work in mathematics and chemistry at the University of Chicago while nurturing a secret interest in biology and medicine. Outside of lab and studying, Davi enjoys ballet, bread, beer, and being less serious than he looks in his photo.

Athanasios Athanassiadis

Thanasi is a PhD student at MIT, currently working on underwater robotics and sensing. He focuses on research and outreach projects that blend fundamental physics, technological novelty, and social need. When not science-ing, Thanasi can be found cooking or playing clarinet with Greek, Turkish, and Arabic music groups around the Northeast.

Cameron Spencer

Cameron is a designer and web developer. He is the founder of Lab 43.