“I believe that, the goalmouth of Neuroscience arena is nothing less than trying to understand ourselves – how we perceive, think, and feel. It is noteworthy that this endeavor should not be limited to a fraction of the world. Developing countries, including EGYPT, have the human capitals to add and need at least as straightaway as other countries the remunerations in medical care, which hope to stem from brain research. Haven’t say this, I believe it is an important to inspire, motivate and educate people at a higher level and at home in Africa who will then go out and teach in high schools and universities. This slant may well ascertain more prolific than trading their best students to join the elite overseas, many of whom certainly not return to Africa. I am confident that there will be many benefits on the national level, including some that cannot be prophesied now”
I have been captivated by both our marvelous cognitive aptitudes and their severe limitations. Notwithstanding having complex brains with billions of neurons, we have woe doing two things at once or making fairly elementary extrapolations. So why do attention, working memory, and motive so often disappoint? What can we do about such letdowns? And what can we learn from them? I study these questions by conducting behavioral experiments, building clinical trials, and employing various psychometric analyses. Using these tactics, my colleagues and I hope to superior understanding of cognition and its neural bedrocks.
My teaching obsessive is about both communicating science and helping others develop into solicitous, productive, and joyful members of society. To these ends, I use multiple teaching approaches, including giving lectures, conducting seminars, and one-one mentoring. I also believe that my active involvement in research benefits medical students, allowing me to bring current approaches and issues into the classroom while providing them with occasions for hands-on learning and experimentation. The subjects I am prepared to teach are diverse, including topics in psychology, psychopharmacology, neuroscience, cognitive science, statistics, neuro-ethics, and experimental design. As a medical teacher, I am focusing on outstanding undergraduate education with a broad sampling of courses across the life sciences, active learning in small seminar-style classes, volunteering in community initiatives, and deep investigation through research. In a nutshell, my teaching philosophy is summarized by the acronym “LEARNING” which includes: Leadership, Energy, Analysis, Respect, Novelty, Imagination, Neighborhood and Growth. I value these concepts and try my best to implement them in my courses.
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