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Eukaryon

Eukaryon Volume 15

Vol 15 Cover

TABLE of CONTENTS

VOLUME 15 | MARCH 2019

 

Eukaryon is published by students at Lake Forest College, who are solely responsible for its content. The views expressed in Eukaryon not necessarily reflect those of the College. Articles published within Eukaryon should not be cited in bibliographies. Material contained herein should be treated as personal communication and should be cited as such only with the consent of the author.

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“Hercules” by Philip Freund

Emergent Properties is an inherently difficult concept to represent in a single image. I took this photograph at the sea entrance to the Caves of Hercules at Cape Spartel, Morocco, overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar. These caves represent an amalgamation of historical and biological factors. The caves are named after Hercules (of Roman and Greek mythology), who is said to have rested there between labors. Archaeological evidence supports the idea that the Phoenicians occupied the caves thousands of years ago. More recently, the caves have seen centuries of quarrying by the Berbers to manufacture stone wheels. Most interesting, however, is the biological facet of the caves. The entrance pictured is in the shape of the African continent. As a neuroscientist, the fact that this can be readily recognized and perceived is amazing. Our perception of everyday experiences is shaped by prior knowledge and ideas, to the point where we subconsciously contextualize and categorize even the shape of a cave entrance. This is an excellent example of Emergent Properties: a multitude of discrete parts coming together to mold and shape every moment of our lives.”

- PHILIP FREUND

 

About the Authors

 

Editor’s Corner

Emerging Properties

Chisomo Mwale

Our Courses and Professors

Senior Seminar: The Nobel Prizes

Philip Fruend
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

A Look into a First Year at Lake Forest

Kyle Wallis
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Beyond the Classroom

Advances in Neuroscience: The Chicago Edition

Wendy Gross
Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Traversing an Urban Gradient in Search of Ants

Blakely Drake
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

The Pre-Bötzinger Complex: You’re the Inspiration

Philip Freund
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Demystifying the Brain in Chicago

Matthew McMahon

Department of Biology
Lake Forest College
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

News & Views

How Drug Pollution in Waterways is Impacting Endangered Eels

Emily Staufer

Department of BiologyLake Forest CollegeLake Forest, Illinois 60045

 

Creative Writing

 Neil’s Life through Alzheimer’s 

Josie Klein

Department of BiologyLake Forest CollegeLake Forest, Illinois 60045

Book/Film Review

 A Memorable Memoir: The Moving Life of Eric Kandel

Sarah Applebey

Department of Biology

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

 

Review Articles

Chagas Disease

Lexi Dejneka

Department of Biology

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Primary Articles

 Increased CA1 Amyloid-β in a Kainic Acid-Induced Mouse Model of Epilepsy

Philip Freund

Department of Biology

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

Senior Thesis

Investigating the Effects of Social Isolation on Fear and Anxiety in Male Rats: Potential Involvement of the Oxytocin Receptor

Michael Janeček

Department of Biology

Lake Forest College

Lake Forest, Illinois 60045