bright lights video project

In 2011 we created a series of mini-documentaries called the Bright Lights Video Project, following the top three Brain Bee competitors in the areas of neuroscience they were given the opportunity to study.  We wanted to know more about what fascinates these students about the brain, to gain insights on how to inspire all students to understand and take care of their brains.

Soohyun Park assisted in Dr. Feng’s laboratory in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto.  Follow her through the lab where she worked with Nasrin Nejatbakhsh (PhD Candidate) to learn how a snail can help scientists understand how cells regenerate and why it is important to protect your brain.

David Kim placed 2nd in the 2011 Brain Bee.  That summer David gave us an inside look at his summer internship at the Memory Lab, working with Dr. Sheena Josselyn's team, exploring how your brain stores memory.

We followed Jessica Zung, a Grade 12 student from UTS, as she accompanied Sakina Rizvi (PhD Candidate in the Kennedy Lab, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Neuroscience at the University of Toronto) throughout an exploration on how depression affects our brain.