Miguel : Unbranded

« I work in neuroscience because at some point I discovered I was deeply fascinated about how our brain works. »

« There are a lot of factors that contribute to what we are and become, and I believe being curious and eager to learn are rather important ones. Curiosity is something that comes natural to us, but it’s also something one should invest time to develop. It is tied to motivation and the ability to overcome obstacles and failure. All these things are connected. You might have the potential to succeed at something you’re passionate about; however, if at some point you become frustrated with a setback and you are unable to deal with it constructively, you might end up avoiding pursuing that passion. »

Miguel : Unbranded

 

« Studying such a complex organ the brain requires many hours of dedication and, at times, repetitive work, in order to perfect our experiments and find the answers to our questions. To me the biggest challenge about being a scientist is dealing with failure or setbacks when you have poured so much of you on the experiments you were running. On these occasions you have to able to pick yourself up, learn from whatever went wrong and perfect your approach in future attempts. To maintain this positive attitude for a long time until you find the answer to your question can be quite challenging. »

Miguel : Unbranded

« Swimming has always played a big role in my life.Very few things have given me such joy and sense of personal achievement. Throughout the years competitive swimming has taught me a number of valuable lessons. Practice sessions are long and hard, and to succeed you need a lot of commitment and discipline. As with many things in life, failure is an inevitable part of it, so I’ve learned to deal with it and to persevere. I’ve learned to push my limits. »

Miguel : Unbranded
Miguel : Unbranded

« After long, and at times frustrating days in the lab, when things don’t go as planned or experiments fail, I dive in the pool and feel: “Ok, this I can manage!”. It makes it a lot easier to go back to the lab the next morning and start over with a fresh confident mind. »