Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds

Neuroscience

McGill University

I’m a PhD candidate at McGill University in Montréal. I study how the brain is developing during adolescence and how environmental factors, such as exposure to drugs of abuse, can impact that development. Outside of the lab you can find me at the weekly trivia night I run, or curling (!!) in the winter.

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Opening Our Minds

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Lauren has authored 11 articles

Maria Goeppert Mayer discovered the magic numbers at the center of atoms

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She didn't have a paid professorship until three years before her Nobel prize

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Meet Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer

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A "prophet of the computer age," she saw the potential for computers outside of pure mathematics

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That bossy GPS voice isn't actually necessary for navigating

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New research suggests our brains update an internal 'cognitive map' when the environment changes

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Meet Mamie Phipps Clark, the social psychologist who helped outlaw segregated schools

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She became the first black woman to earn a PhD in psychology from Columbia University

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These researchers want to stop treating depression with trial and error

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A promising startup is using deep learning to tailor treatments to patients

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5 facts about Marie Curie, chemist, physicist, and Nobel legend

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She was the first woman to win one – much less two – Nobel Prizes

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We're beginning to understand why spinal cord tissue is so hard to heal

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A group of recent findings may eventually pave the way for better treatments

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How does the developing brain learn to perceive the world before it can see it?

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Our eyes work when we're born, even though they've never been exposed to light

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