Splash Biography



HILLARY NGUYEN, Yale first-year pre-med studying Neuroscience




Major: Neuroscience

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am a pre-med student planning to major in neuroscience. I am a research assistant at the Yale Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, with a focus on attention studies and utilizing fMRI at the Brain Imaging Center.



Past Classes

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S4487: Intro to Brain Trauma in Splash Fall 2021 (Nov. 13, 2021)
In this class, we will dive into the functions of various parts of the brain and discuss some amazing case studies involving brain injuries that result in the transformation of human behavior.


S4397: Intro to Brain Trauma in Splash Spring 2021 (Apr. 24, 2021)
In this class, we will dive into the functions of various parts of the brain and discuss some amazing case studies involving brain injuries that result in the transformation of human behavior.


S4327: Introduction to the Human Brain in Splash Fall 2020 (Nov. 14, 2020)
Want to learn about how information is transmitted throughout the nervous system? The human brain is a fascinating and complex topic to understand. In this class, we will dive through the basics of information transmission and also explore why human brains have evolved to become proportionally larger relative to other species.


S4253: Electrochemistry and Circuit-Making in Splash Spring 2020 (Apr. 11, 2020)
Learn the chemistry behind batteries and make paper circuits!


E4142: Constructing the Macromolecules of Life in Sprout Spring 2020 (Feb. 15 - 29, 2020)
This course helps familiarize participants with proteins. Proteins are very important macromolecules and are key to proper cell function. In this course, we will discuss what proteins are, why they’re important, and how they’re made.


H3953: Creative Writing and Storytelling in Splash Fall 2019 (Nov. 16, 2019)
Why do people love to tell stories? Are myths, fables, and fairytales only written for pure enjoyment? In this course, we will explore how narratives and the structure of stories play a role in how we view the world. We will have some time for creative writing and storytelling. This course will be discussion-based rather than a lecture.