Learning by Making Story: Future neuroscientist

Mukul Dixit
Mukul Dixit
27 Aug, 21 · 5 min read
Learning by Making Story: Future neuroscientist
The winner of Breakthrough Junior Challenge, Samay Godika, has made his parents, teachers, school and the entire nation proud. At the age of 16 years Samay won the challenge through his innovative video project in the Life Sciences category and is entitled for a 2.9 crore prize money.

The challenge is a global science video competition. The idea of which is to inspire young minds to think creatively about fundamental concepts in spheres like life sciences, physics, and mathematics.The challenge invites students between 13 to 18 years of age to create original videos that illustrate a concept or theory in the physical or life sciences. The students are judged upon their ability to communicate these complex scientific ideas in simple yet engaging and creative techniques.

Samay’s submission was in the Life Sciences category and broke down the concept of circadian rhythms (the working of our body clocks). This refers to the 24-hour biological processes that can affect simple daily experiences or activities, whether waking up for school, jet lag, etc
He zeroed in on this topic as it seemed to impact many facets of daily lives, including things like my asthma, the difficulty he face getting up early in the morning, etc. The fact that members of his family suffer from Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases motivated him further.

The teenager who now plans to pursue a formal programme in neuroscience, added, “Our brain seems to be the most complex system in this world, and the least understood. I am interested in building a solid foundation in this area. In parallel, I would also like to pursue a programme that allows me to formally learn Data Sciences.”

This isn’t the first time that the young Bengaluru lad participated in the science challenge. He couldn’t win last year, but came back this year.
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