Kids Review: English 2023

The English edition of our kids review

    Every decision counts! Decision-making is very important and can be studied in education, when we consider learning and test-taking. We can also look at it in athletes, for example, how quickly they make a decision to shoot or pass. Decision-making can be studied across all senses. The study of visual perception looks at how we perceive and interpret our surroundings using what we see, our vision. I study color, how we see it, and how it helps us make everyday decisions in a matter of seconds.

    Presenters and organizers

    I’m a PhD student in psychology at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada but I’m originally from The Bahamas. I’ve studied psychology since I left high school and have always been most interested in cognitive psychology. Cognitive psychology studies topics like memory, language, and emotion; anything to do with thinking! My research is all about music and neuroscience, so I ask questions like, why we like music, how we learn to play an instrument, and what happens in the brain when we listen to or play music?

    I am a Senior Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute in Toronto, Canada. I study how your brain helps you remember things. My research uses a special machine called MRI to take pictures of the brain so that we can see how the brain works. I also study how the brain changes as you get older. In my free time I like to be outdoors, run and bike, and spend time with my family. I have two children, a boy and a girl, that are 9 and 12 years old.

    Exposure to knowledge is the key to motivation, which leads to growth. Over the past few years, I have been working with students in Ghana, West Africa to help transform their learning experience. I am the Senior Agreements Specialist at Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care and also the Founder for OnPoint Education, a program which focuses on transforming the learning environment of learners with opportunities such as renovating of schools, mentorship, career development and community services. I have my Bachelors degree in Chemistry and Masters in Health Service Administration. I am very passionate about exposing students to various professions and academic topics as it enables them to make informed decisions about their future academic, professional and personal development.

    Gana session

    Toronto session

    From Mary Boating.