This morning, it occurs to me as I type these words that this too, strangely enough, is a kind of ritual, a kind of filial impulse to reconcile Mother's world and my own. The solemnity of the act -- my fingers gliding on the keyboard, my mind on things ethereal -- is something akin, at last, to my mother's morning prayers.
This post is a part of our Girls in STEM mentorship program. Emilie Reas, a neuroscience Ph.D. student at the University of California San Diego's Human Memory Lab where studying memory retrieval with fMRI, teamed up with Vi Nguyen, a high school junior with a passion for science, to explore how the brain remembers past experiences. Their project aimed to understand real-life memories in the context of findings from Cognitive Neuroscience research.