by Emily Hauge, former CHESS student and graduate of the College of William and Mary

I’ll be the first to admit — sometimes the study of neuroscience does more to drain my brain than to enlighten me about its inner workings. Take “priming” for instance — the phenomenon by which our environment shapes our behavior, even unbeknownst to us…. it is rather alarming to realize what I read, what I hear, what I see, even unconsciously, impacts my actions.

[NOTE: Emily has graduated William and Mary with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience and now works as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.]

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