ESP Biography



GEORGE MOURGKOS, Yale First-Year studying Neuroscience




Major: Undeclared

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2022

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello! My name is George Mourgkos, and I am a first-year in Silliman College from Thessaloniki, Greece. I am an absolute fun of the workings of the brain, and hence I am prospectively a Neuroscience major. Here on campus, I am engaged with the Yale International Relations Association, as a member of the Secretariat of Yale Model UN and the Security Council Simulation at Yale, I am a member of the board of the International Students' Organization, and a teacher for MathCounts at Yale. I also act as a Science Tour Guide for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In my free time I love hanging out with friends, binge-watching Greek series and Friends, and reading books. As a teacher for Splash this year, I am more than excited and enthusiastic to see what you, the participants of Splash, will bring on Yale's campus.



Past Classes

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The Plastic Brain: A Mind-blowing Tale of 100 Billion Neurons in Splash Spring 19 (Apr. 06, 2019)
What happens to your brain when you learn something new, or when you listen to your favorite song over and over again? Does your brain remain the same after development of your body stops? Research has shown that your brain changes constantly with every task that you perform through a process called neuroplasticity. In this course, we are going to investigate what drives plasticity in the brain, and what are the underlying factors that are entailed in brain plasticity. We are going to look into examples of neuroplasticity in everyday life, understand the impact of neuroplasticity on recovering from brain injury. and explore the prospects of plasticity of the brain in tackling neural degeneration. If you have a passion about the marvels of the brain then this class is for you!