Nora Bradford


Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Irvine (expected 2025)
B.S. Neuroscience, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Philosophy and Allied Fields, University of Chicago (2019)


I plan on studying how we think about our own perceptual judgements, especially of numerical stimuli.


Nora is a graduate student in Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Irvine working with Drs. Barbara Sarnecka and Megan Peters. She hopes to study the intersection between metacognition and the approximate number system. For undergrad, Nora attended UChicago where she studied Neuroscience, Psychology, and Philosophy and focused on the study of olfaction. Her free time is mostly spent playing with her dog, reading about cool marine animals, and working at the local farmer's market.

Why is science communication important to you personally?

In a world where science is so central in solving problems around climate change, the pandemic, and a multitude of other issues, it's our responsibility as scientists to make scientific literature more accessible for the general public. I also personally find so much joy in consuming science writing that I would love to create fun and informative content for others.


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