Lisa Learman

About Lisa Learman

Lisa Nicole Learman is a Ph.D. candidate in cellular and molecular medicine. She is passionate about public understanding of science, music and dystopian fiction.

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Hypnosis: Trick or Treatment?

Hypnosis: Trick or Treatment?

A couple of weeks ago I indulged in a morsel of nostalgia along with my fellow millennials and went to see Incredibles 2. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that the villain uses hypnosis as a weapon. When I exited the theater and stepped out into the musky night, I was in a post-movie(...)

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LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Compassionate Care Is Admitting Ignorance

LGBTQ+ Health Disparities: Compassionate Care Is Admitting Ignorance

On Tuesday, May 1, I attended the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine-hosted seminar titled The Role of Health Care Professionals in Reducing LGBTQ Health Disparities, given by Andrew Hollenbach, an alumnus of the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Hollenbach is an assistant professor in the Department of Genetics and the co-director of the basic science(...)

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That’s Not Fair! — The Neuroscience of Injustice

That’s Not Fair! — The Neuroscience of Injustice

As a kid you probably found some decisions by your parents utterly unjust. Perhaps you proclaimed, “That’s not fair!” when you were forced to eat spinach, or if your sibling got something you didn’t. As adults, we still experience intense sensations of injustice, sometimes in response to more serious issues such as human rights, health(...)

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