Welcome from Dr. Isham

Dear students,

One of the unconquered scientific frontiers is that of the brain and mind sciences. Here at UC Davis, leading psychologists, neuroscientists, philosophers and other scientists are working together to understand how the brain and mind orchestrate in unison and how they make us who we are. I welcome you to join us in these discoveries.

Together, we will explore some of the fascinating questions of how an “unthinking neuron” makes up a thinking mind, and how this makes us human. As your mentor, I am excited to introduce you to the latest discoveries (and questions!) in human cognition, including intriguing findings and theories on perception, consciousness, aesthetics and love.

As you learn to think about these questions and examine them scientifically, I hope they will ignite your interest in human cognition. They are the basis of what mankind is and what we will become in the future.

I look forward to our journey together.

Dr. Eve Isham
Faculty Director
UC Davis Pre-College Program—Mind & Brain

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