Our mentorship philosophy has two main goals: i) to fulfill our scientific curiosity and ii) to have joy as we do it. The goal is that our lab is mainly driven by scientific curiosity. We aspire to instill the love of science in each of our members. In our lab, we try not to care about high-impact paper, obtaining grants, awards, or social recognition. We even try to put on a second plane how our findings will contribute to better humanity. All of these are important but they are not our main incentive. Fulfilling our curious minds should will always be our main drive, and the rest will be a happy consequence of our hard and rigorous work.
Our ultimate goal is that all our lab members have a rewarding experience; We want to generate a space where everybody feels welcome and happy to come every day to conduct rigorous science. We want to find joy when working on solving the mysteries of the human brain and mind.
Our lab is a team of equals trying to generate new knowledge that helps us understand the human brain a little better. Scientific data does not care about sex, race, or social status. With this in mind, there are no barriers between our members and no hierarchies. We are a competition-free collaborative effort. At the same time, we value each member as an individual with specific career/life goals.