The Plastics

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The Plastics Poster

The Plastics had a great time aggregating the work we've done on our moonshot this semester into a poster to show the course.We would love if you took a look at what we've made. You can see it here.We're super excited to see everyone on Thursday and see

Plastic Foundry

Hello everyone!It’s been a while! Our moonshot question focused on leveraging neuroplasticity to aid in adult language acquisition. After some revisions and iterations, our idea is to create an interactable app that would introduce infants aged 0-12 months to non-native phonemes in order to increase the length of

Expert Feedback Review

We were lucky enough to hear back from two world-renowned experts in the field of neuroscience and linguistics, especially with regards to neuroplasticity and language acquisition. Dr. Allyson Mackey and Dr. Gareth Roberts, both professors at the University of Pennsylvania, were eager to help provide feedback on our working hypothesis

Plastic Refinery

Where We Came FromAfter our previous blog post, we received some detailed feedback from our peers, and we are so grateful for the guidance they've provided us as we bring our ideas from the 'idea mine' into our 'idea refinery'.where we came fromIdea OneOur first idea was playing foreign

Plastic Surgery

The Plastics are researching the feasibility of reintroducing neuroplasticity into the adult brain to allow for rapid multilingual development. After presenting this idea to the class, we received positive feedback, as most of our classmates agreed that the project was moonshot material. Below, we outline some potential solutions to this

Meet the Plastics

Michael HackettMichael is a senior from New Jersey studying Cognitive Science and Computer Science. He’s interested in the evolving field of the intersection of neuroscience and technology and is an avid fan of iced coffee.Maxwell RolingMax is a Senior studying Systems Engineering + Computer Science. He is taking this