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8 Year Old Amoy Antunet is changing the face of Neuroscience!

June 10, 2019Jasmine Mbadugha

I can’t remember what I was doing at 8 years old but I definitely was not conducting science experiments! 8 Year old Amoy Antunet is changing the face of Neuroscience! She has been teaching thousands of people all over the world college -level neuroscience from her bedroom! She teaches about everything from neurotransmitters cell division. She fell in love with science at the tender age of three and she shared her nascent career journey with LFE :

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When did you discover your gift for neuroscience? I first began to like neuroscience when I was five years old. I learned about about the action potential, which is responsible for every level of neural transmission. Your entire human experience is delivered in the synapse.

This is a tough question because only a few young people know what they want to do when they grow up but what do you want to be when you grow up? I have two goals, first I would like to help to innovate stem cell research in hopes of helping people with neural disorders on a cellular level. I am also going to be a pediatric neurosurgeon.

You are so cool! How do you stay motivated? I stay motivated by not allowing the fear of failure to stop me from acting on my potential.

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What do you do for fun? Do you have a lot of friends who are also interested in science?My friends are not really into science like that. We do share other things in common. However I do have mentors in Science, which is very important.

What advice do you have for young people who are interested in neuroscience? I think it is important to be able to inhale and exhale. Learning things is a form of inhalation, teaching what you learn is a form of exhalation. They go hand in hand. Sometimes we learn better as we teach. This goes for all students of the sciences.

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DAISIES awesome so many sizes and colours

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believe

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room it up one from my family

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india arie

I met a prophet dark as the night She could see into my soul Said she’d been watching and had some advice She said shadows make you whole A life without pain is a wolf in sheep’s clothes Cause if you listen to the lessons that it holds You’ll find the gold Child its time to break the shell Life’s gonna hurt but its meant to be felt You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself You cannot fly until you break the shell I can remember when I was a child How the grown folks seemed so crazy Why are they so angry, why are they so loud? And when I grow up that’s never ever gonna be me That was the moment that I decide That I would build a wall just shy of six feet tall Too strong to fall Child its time to break the shell Life’s gonna hurt but its meant to be felt You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself You cannot fly until you break the shell Courage is not being hard It’s time to peel back all of the layers You put between who you’re meant to be And you who are And go be who you are So much disappointment to finally understand That there is no such thing as perfect Were all simply doing the best that we can And we have a choice to live or truly be alive This is your life Child its time to break the shell Life’s gonna hurt but its meant to be felt You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself You cannot fly until it breaks the shell Child its time to break the shell Life’s gonna hurt but its meant to be felt You cannot touch the sky from inside yourself The bird cannot fly until it breaks the shell Do with these words what you will Its time for us to be for real You’ll be stuck on the ground until You finally break the shell

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ups & downs

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not all can handle adversity let alone power

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toxic work places

How many work environments are like this and there is no need for it to be this way

Values | 5 signs your workplace culture is toxic

5 signs your workplace culture is toxic

If a workplace is toxic, very little else can be done to make a job sustainable. Whilst salary and a clear career path are important elements of stable employment, a recent study by CV Library stated that a massive 48.2% of employees consider having friendly colleagues their top priority, whilst 40% claim that a positive culture is the most important factor in any company.

This relationship between corporate leadership and workers shouldn’t only be a priority to those lower down the ladder; when a corporate culture is damaged, it can have a massive effect on productivity, profitability and – of course – staff turnover. The symbiosis between these two elements of the corporate world is both essential, and shamefully overlooked in many organisations.

However, whilst poor leaders may be left scratching their heads over swift employee turnover and a motivation vacuum, workers are far better placed to see the warning signs that so often accompany toxic culture and make a move before they are too badly affected.

Unmotivated employees

As previously stated, this is a major red light for prospective employees. If a company has a motivation issue, this is usually down to a breakdown in management. Employees with no direction are often apathetic toward their work and show no enthusiasm.

Dissatisfaction and anxiety

As anyone who enjoys their career will tell you, their work is the fuel the get them going each day. Yet the enthusiasm to immerse yourself in a project can only take you so far. If you’re finding that the actions of your management or peers is preventing you from dedication yourself to your work, then this is a big warning sign. If you can’t bring yourself to enter the office, you need to find a new position before the issue becomes more severe.From our content partner To What Extent is L&D Responsible for Building a Gender Balanced Culture?

Fatigue and constant illness 

Workers that are spread too thin will often find that the physical effects of their exhaustion start to eclipse their work life. Presenteeism is a constant threat in toxic workplaces and worrying about the ramifications of your mental and physical health will only make the issue worse.

Staff turnover

Toxic companies will undoubtedly have a significant issue with staff turnover, which has a negative knock-on effect to other workers, due to the constantly shifting levels of knowledge that inevitably comes with a changing workforce. This is because employees that are aware of their value won’t stick around as the company culture gets worse – they’ll identify these signs and jump ship.

Losing clients 

As with employees, clients are top of the list when it comes to identifying issues with their partners. If the quality of work slips, deadlines aren’t met or they find themselves speaking to a different ‘new’ member of staff each time they reach out, there’s a good chance they aren’t going to have faith in the business. Without clients, no business can survive.

Lack of core values

Last, but by no means least – the importance of a core value system is essential to any thriving business. Core values present a shared goal for all workers to head toward, unifying the company and essentially laying out what it plans to achieve. Without core values, a business can have no direction whatsoever.

What can businesses do to ensure a positive company culture?

Whilst company direction needs to come from C-suite, company culture requires leadership to work closely with HR to build its values and set direction. An attentive HR Manager will identify holes in the company culture and move to work with employees to ensure that their wellness is taken into account. 


Read more  The top 7 reasons why your staff quit – and how to fix them


Yet as Lee Biggins, MD of CV Library points out, the facade of a positive culture isn’t a replacement for a truly well-constructed HR policy. 

He states: “It’s important that businesses are offering the full package. But this doesn’t just mean fair salaries and workplace perks. A great company culture and a friendly workforce should also be a priority.”

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READING IDRIS SHAH – ‘The Way of The Sufi’

“Right time, right place, right people equals success.
Wrong time, wrong place, wrong people equals most of the real human history.” 
― Idries Shah, Reflections

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