Discovering Curiosity: Mining the Frontiers of Neuroscience with Wilsaan Joiner

Assistant Professor Wilsaan Joiner explores sensorimotor integration: how sensory inputs, like vision, influence our motor actions and vice versa. David Slipher/UC Davis
Assistant Professor Wilsaan Joiner explores sensorimotor integration: how sensory inputs, like vision, influence our motor actions and vice versa. David Slipher/UC Davis

What are the unmined frontiers of human knowledge?

As an adolescent, Wilsaan Joiner was asked this question by his father, but in classic parental fashion, his dad already had a couple of answers in mind. Space exploration was one.

“I hate to fly, so that was out,” said Joiner. “And the other area he thought was understanding how the brain works. He strongly suggested that neuroscience was an area where there was a potential amount of room to explore and grow and really contribute.”

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