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Michael Penn ’17

How did you choose your area of study?

I’ve always been fascinated by human behavior,  but neuroscience in particular is extremely exciting, as new discoveries are the norm; knowledge gained from these advances can be applied to my major, Biology, as well as my second minor, Business. Understanding the biochemical basis of decision making and of irrational choice is of paramount importance in today’s world, especially as it relates to practical problems like with vaccine deniers. The Neuroscience program at Lake Forest College is of extremely high academic quality, and its unique combination of compassionate professors and academic rigor will prepare me well for graduate school and beyond.