What kind of person can not only explain, but tell a gripping tale about the complexities of language processing in the brain – oh, and do so in just three minutes? Well, here’s one: David Davila, the 2014 winner of FameLab France. FameLab is an international science communication competition for young researchers. This year, it was organized for the first time in France by the British Council and AMCSTI. On April 30th, plastic brain in hand, the master’s student in neuroscience at Paris Descartes University impressed the judges with his presentation on the brain’s treatment of language, be it spoken or signed.
By taking the national title, David has won a spot at the international final, to be held at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival, in the UK in June. He is, to put it mildly, pleased about this opportunity to continue sharing his passion. FameLab international finalists, watch out: Here comes David Davila!