Ben Rein

postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience Stanford University

Ben Rein is a postdoctoral scholar in neuroscience at Stanford University. In his current research, Ben is studying the neural basis of empathy and how drugs such as MDMA act in the brain to enhance social connection. His previous research focused on autism spectrum disorder and identified key systems in the brain that regulate social interactions. Ben has authored 17 peer-reviewed scientific papers and received research honors from the NIH, the Society for Neuroscience, and Sigma Xi. Outside of the lab, Ben creates educational science videos for an audience of more than 900,000 followers on TikTok, Instagram and BiliBili. In his videos, he summarizes research papers, teaches neuroscience basics, and debunks viral videos containing misinformation.

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