SynSyn #27 [Galia / Corrina / Justin]

Videos SS#27: 8/30/17

HOST: Renata Martin & Jamie Bedford

PRESENTERS:

Galia Aharoni on Neuroplasticity: The Cause of, and Solution to, All of Life’s Problems

Galia guided us through connecting our own synapses with her talk about neuroplasticity and mindfulness. She shared some resources that you can peruse for more information and some practical ways to start exercising and strengthening your brain right now.

Corrina Hui on equity and innovation in education, looking critically at systemic oppression and inequality in the current system

Corrina dug into ideas of equity and innovation in education, looking critically at systemic oppression and inequality in the current system. She shared her research and work in systematizing equity, in part by building Design School X

Justin Kuczynski on how the microbes within us adapt and learn

Justin talked about two different types of microbes and how they learn. He recommends this Wikipedia article for more info on CRISPR and how microbes use it to recognize enemies. Re: Horizontal Gene Transfer allowing microbes to eat nori, you can check out Nature’s [the journal] news article synopsis of the research paper.

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