My name is Varsha Prasad, I’m a 15yr old student who likes to listen to music, dance and learn/work with science and technology. Currently, I really enjoy the NeuroScience field and am working with Brain-Computer Interfaces. I joined a program called TKS where I learn about life skills and emerging technologies (ex. BCI, Gene Editing, etc.).
If you've been subcribed for a while, you may know I've been working with Brain-Computer Interfaces for the past few months. I used an OpenBCI Ganglion board and Brainflow to make a neurofeedback program to help enhance meditation sessions. As you meditate, it gives you audio feedback to let you know how you were doing as well as a summary of your entire session after you're done.
Through The Knowledge Society (TKS), my team, Yvonne Wang, Nicholas Singh and I, worked on a moonshot hackathon where we created a company named BetaMax. Using nanobots, we can deliver and release the appropriate amount of serotonin to specific parts of the body with damaged neurons. The serotonin is able to attract neurons from other areas and causes nerve endings to regenerate.
During my pitch for BetaMax, it was pointed out to me that I was trying to be overly professional and different. I was trying to be someone I really wasn't, which ended up making the presentation sound weird. It took a while to figure out, but I had to become more like myself. I did this by thinking of how I would explain the topic to a friend.
This made the pitch a lot more interesting and make me more confident as I wasn't regurgitating information. I've also been practicing how to do it when I write articles. I read an essay by Paul Graham in the past that helped me understand how to be more authentic in writing.