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Grace Huckins

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Grace Huckins

Neuroscience

Grace is a Ph.D. candidate in Stanford's Neurosciences Program. Her research, conducted under the supervision of Russ Poldrack and Helen Longino, centers on questions about the ethical obligations of neuroscientific research. Using the machinery of the philosophy of science, she is working to understand how neuroscience can build better and more beneficial explanations of mental illness, despite the enormous technical challenges that stand in the way of comprehending the brain. Currently, she is exploring whether interpretable models of brain data can help researchers figure out what makes mentally ill individuals different from one another and from their healthy counterparts. Outside of her research, she writes about science and society as a freelance journalist.