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Logan Graham ’17

How did you choose your area of study?

In the sixth grade I stumbled across a book titled The Brain That Changes Itself, by Dr. Norman Doidge. After reading the first chapter I was hooked. Neuroplasticity, the idea that our thoughts can change the structure and function of our brain into old age, excited me and left me craving more. I actively set out to discover as much as I could about the brain and nervous system and a few years later came across Lake Forest College’s neuroscience program. At Lake Forest College, there are endless opportunities to interact with students and faculty to discuss topics such as neuroplasticity, and connect them to current research and findings in the field. Little did I know that one book was all it would take to hook me into the field of neuroscience.