HST MD student Constance Wu on what inspired a COVID-19 children’s book
Nicolas Meirhaeghe, an HST MEMP student, left; Quique Toloza, an MD-PhD student in the HST MD program and MIT Physics PhD program, right; are part of the 20 McGovern Rising Stars — each from one of 20 labs — who are deemed to represent the future of neuroscience.
The 20 McGovern “rising stars," each from one of 20 labs — include two HST students — who are deemed to represent the future of neuroscience.
With electrodes strapped to two fingers, researchers can read out changes in skin conductance produced by sweat. These fluctuations reflect subconscious changes in physical or emotional state. A new statistical method of analyzing the resulting signal is faster and more accurate than previous methods because it is based on the physiology of sweat.
By accounting for sweat physiology, research by an HST faculty director and a MEMP PhD student show a method that can make better use of electrodermal activity (EDA) for tracking subconscious changes in physical or emotional state.
Hugh Hampton Young Fellows for 2020: (top row, l-r) Juncal Arbelaiz, Sarah Cen, Emily Hanhauser, and Stewart Isaacs; (bottom row, l-r) Kristy Johnson, Tse Yang Lim, Erin Rousseau, and George Varnavides.
Blogger and HST MEMP Phd student Mingyu Y. has penned a poem about how new classmates became friends while solving weekly crosswords together: "Crosswords are more than just brain-twisting clues; / They helped me to find my community too."