I appreciate NOVA's Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers because it reminds us that scientists often fail to adhere to one-dimensional stereotypes. The series features people who are scientists and engineers by day but have a secret past time in their spare time.
My favorite scientist of the series is the neuroscientist Dave Sulzer, who also records elephants playing music under the name The Thai Elephant Orchestra. Take a look at the video below to see some elephants jamming out.
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Hey there! I'm a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin Madison in the Neuroscience and Public Policy program. I'm also a musician who played in two bands in North Carolina, one called Pink Flag and another called Deals. My personal passions are science, music, and cycling as transportation.
I got into science as a kid while tagging along and watching my mom do experiments in her lab. I found that while I loved science, I didn't want to be alone in an ivory tower, crunching data that few others would understand. I also noticed that many other people thought science was this scary and incomprehensible entity of obscurity. When I realized that there were people working to make science fun and accessible to everyone, I knew that this was exactly what I wanted to do. The two things I find the most immensely interesting and continually impressing are music and neuroscience, so these are the topics that I'll focus on in my blog. Philosophy and politics are my second loves, so I might pop in an occasional post on these topics as well. Ultimately I am here to share things that give me wonder. I hope that reading Science with Moxie gives you a bit of that wonder too.