Bordeaux: Customs and Coliseums

Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux. Photo C. Davis

Place de la Bourse, Bordeaux. Photo C. Davis

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Week Six: Interview and Incense

Week Six (8/11 – 8/17)

On Monday I had the privilege of interviewing a young woman named 吳奕柔 (I-jou Wu). I-jou is a student at National Taiwan University and is a leader in the Taiwan Youth Association for Democracy (TYAD), a NGO founded to unify students to on issues related to democracy. I met with her to discuss the Youth Combatting Fake News Front, a student movement that she and TYAD help to lead. She told us that her motivation for advocacy is to combat the threat of China, delay the day that Hong-Kong-type street protests are necessary, and to build support networks to prepare for when that day comes.

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Research Wrapup

Overall, my research project was a project that I found very engaging and rewarding. To have started with absolutely nothing, and to have by the end coded a functioning Antennal Lobe is an immensely rewarding achievement.

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Week 7: Sensory Integration

Last week we finished up the coding of mechanosensory stimulation. This week, we are finally able to observe the effects of  combining odor stimulation with mechanosensory stimulation.

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