Christopher Thompson receives The Class of 1943 Senior Thesis in Neuroscience Prize
Class of 2010 senior Christopher Thompson was awarded the Class of 1943 Senior Thesis in Neuroscience prize, awarded annually for the most outstanding thesis in the field of Neuroscience. Christopher’s senior thesis was entitled “Not Lost in Translation: Shared Neural Responses Across Languages”. Christopher, a Psychology major, used neuroimaging to compare the brain regions activated by listening to the same story in different languages. His results suggest that the same neural circuitry serves language comprehension regardless of the language spoken – he was one of two students invited to present their senior thesis work at the class day ceremony. Professor Uri Hasson was the faculty advisor. The Class of 1943 Senior Thesis prize was made possible by a generous gift from Class of 1943 alumnus John Brinster. John Brinster and Class of 1943 president James Walsh were present at the 2010 Neuroscience certificate class day to congratulate Christopher.
Left to Right: Professor Uri Hasson, Jim Walsh '43, Christopher Thompson, and John Brinster '43