Category Archives: Education

Hannah Doyle: Studying brains in the lab and showing brawn in the ring

The Brown neuroscience Ph.D. student and competitive boxer researches how the brain processes combinations — like the ones she practices at the gym — to better understand cognitive disorders.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — When competitive boxer Hannah Doyle throws punches in the ring, she knows precisely what her brain is doing to enable her body to string together sequences like jab, cross, hook, cross — and other winning combinations. (more…)

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Devanney Haruta: Investigating the life and death of musical instruments

As a graduate student in Brown’s music department, Haruta hopes to spark inspiration and reflection through her interactive piece, “Piano (de)composition.”

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — When does a musical instrument die? When it no longer produces sound? When it’s in poor playing condition? Or perhaps, simply, when there’s no one around to play it? (more…)

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Aliza Kopans: Working to promote digital wellness for generations to come

From organizing grassroots campaigns to advocating for policy change, the Brown sophomore is on a mission to make screen time safer, healthier and more empowering for young people.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As a teenager, Aliza Kopans moved from the Boston suburbs to the “middle of nowhere Vermont” to attend a semester school program, where she went four months without her cell phone. But that wasn’t the culture shock — it was coming back home. (more…)

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