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Scott Steffensen, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Q: What is the coolest thing your lab has done?

A: We discovered the molecular switch in the brain for drug dependence.

Q: What is exciting in your work right now?

A: Working with students to discover, replicate, and report research findings related to addiction.

Q: What is your favorite "fun fact" about the brain?

A: The brain is what the mind does and the mind is what the brain does.

Q: If you had to describe neuroscience in one word, what word would it be?

A: Revolutionary.

Q: What is one weird fact about you?

A: I like to talk backwards.

Q: What is something you do when you're not teaching classes?

A: Ride longboards around the neighborhood.