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Teagan Wall
Teagan Wall is currently a PhD candidate in Computational and Neural Systems at the California Institute of Technology. She studies nicotine addiction in the Lester Lab and is working on finding and testing new drugs to better help with smoking cessation. In her life long quest to learn everything, she has also earned an MS in Behavioral and Social Neuroscience from Caltech, a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Arizona, and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Arizona. Additionally, Wall is a tap dancer and crocheter of funny hats.

Entries by Teagan Wall

Weighing Honesty Against Self-Interest

(0) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 5:02 PM

The tradeoff between honesty and self-interest isn't always blatantly apparent, but it plays a role in a wide range of personal and professional decisions. One example is selling a car. If you're trying to sell a car, do you tell potential buyers that the A/C sometimes doesn't work? Or that...

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Rethinking Serotonin's Role in Clinical Depression

(6) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 5:13 PM

There's no denying that depression is a form of mental-health epidemic in America. An estimated 17.5 million Americans suffer from some form of depression, with approximately 9.2 million of those cases classified as major or clinical depression. But what is depression exactly? What causes it? And, more importantly,...

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Cinnamon Has a Whole New Reason to Be Dubbed a 'Superfood'

(11) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 11:26 AM

A recent study suggests that cinnamon may be good for a lot more than sticky buns. For the first time, the dietary addition of cinnamon powder has been shown to be effective at slowing or even halting the progression of a neurodegenerative disease. In the study, published in...

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