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Alexander Blumfelt ’17

How did you choose your area of study?

I’ve always been interested in human behavior, and the decision to study neuroscience stems from the fact that the brain is the source of human behavior. By learning how the brain works we not only have the potential to understand the sources of behavior, but of disease as well. With this knowledge we can combat the devastating neurological and neurodegenerative diseases that persist today like Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s. Using the knowledge and experience from this major I plan on attending graduate school for programs in clinical or behavioral neuroscience.