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Jared Nielsen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Q: My favorite book about the brain is...

A: The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

Q: My favorite fun fact about the brain is...

A: Despite only accounting for 2% of your body's mass, your brain uses up 20% of your body's energy.

Q: When I am not teaching awesome Neuroscience classes I like to...

A: Do whatever my three sons (ages 9,6, and 2) are into at the moment. Currently, we are reading lots of Percy Jackson books, building Lego creations, and chasing bad guys and aliens.

Q: My favorite superhero is...

A: Poseidon (do Greek gods count?)

Q: What is your area of research?

A: I study how brain diseases disrupt the organization of brain networks.

Q: What is exciting in your work right now?

A: I am developing a method for measuring subtle changes over time in brain anatomy in patients with dementia. Stay tuned to find out if it works!