ESP Biography



MARK REN, Cornell sophomore studying Biological Sciences.




Major: Biological Sciences

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Mark is a sophomore from Smithtown, Long Island, NY. He studies Biological Sciences with a concentration in Neurobiology and Behavior in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. After completing his Bachelor's degree at Cornell, Mark hopes to attend medical school and become a neurologist, surgeon, or neurosurgeon. In his free time, Mark enjoys running (specifically sprinting, as a captain of the Cornell Track and Field Club) and driving/working on cars.



Past Classes

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Illusions and the Brain in Splash Spring 2015
How do we perceive time? Does our brain function in real-time, observing events as they happen, or do we merely trick ourselves into believing that? People often believe that our vision works like a camera, faithfully transmitting color and brightness received by the brain. See, through the lens of illusions, that what we see, or what we think we do, is really a construct of the brain, and how and why that happens.