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I was born in Dallas, TX and studied neuroscience and philosophy as an undergraduate student. I entered an MD/PhD program and used different types of M.R.I. to study brain damage in temporal lobe epilepsy patients. My interest has been and remains studying brain diseases with a combination of neurophysiological and behavioral measures.  In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my toddler, renovating my 100 year-old house, (unsuccessfully as-of-yet) learning how to sail, and writing for Scientific American.