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Scott Johnston ’17

How did you choose your area of study?

Ever since my grandfather, an immensely intelligent yet humble man who was disciplined in the sciences, enthusiastically shared his knowledge and love for science with me as a young child, science has been my destined area of study. However, despite the many possible scientific fields to choose from, neuroscience is what really captivates me. Neuroscience is the key to unlocking the deepest secrets of our conscious existence. The emotions we share, the processing of every sense that stimulates us and the memories that we hold dear can all be explained using neuroscience. At Lake Forest College, I am able to have frequent opportunities in which I can research and study this field alongside hard working students and passionately driven professors. In the immortal words of Carl Sagan, ‘Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.