Meet 8-year-old neuroscientist teaching millions online from her lab

Meet 8-year-old neuroscientist teaching millions online from her lab

- Amoy Antunet is an 8-year-old girl from Georgia and already a neuroscientist who teaches millions of people from her laboratory

- Her inspirational story began when she was 3 years old and her father gave her a microscope

- Antunet has appeared on major TV stations such as the BBC and CNN

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An 8-year-old girl from Atlanta, Georgia named Amoy Antunet is making a great impact on the internet as a young neuroscientist and teacher.

According to Face2FaceAfrica.com, the young neuroscientist manages a Facebook page named Science For Children with Amoy Antunet. The page has seen millions of views of the videos made by young Antunet.

It all began at the age of three when Antunet's father Davin Shepherd, who was a college student at the time, brought home a microscope.

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His daughter Antunet got extremely hooked on the device and soon enough, father and daughter started using it together.

According to Davin, he started explaining everything he was studying during his biology classes to his young daughter and she started picking up what he explained to her.

Not long after it all started, Antunet had her own collection of test tubes, replica organs, microscopes and chemicals she built for herself.

Two years later, Antunet and her father decided that it was time to share their experiences with the entire world and thus took to the internet to give general lessons from their mini-laboratory.

They performed experiments and explain basic science concepts in their lessons. Davin's daughter started gaining lots of followers.

She eventually got an invite to University of Alabama’s Neuroscience Lab, has also appeared on CNN, the BBC and other major media outlets

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Speaking about her passion and what she wants to become in the future, young Antunet said:

“When I was a little girl I said I wanted to be a pharmacist but now I want to be a neurosurgeon who helps people with neurological disorders.

In addition, she stated the motivation behind her choice of career:

“So far I’ve mostly learnt about the heart and the brain and I want to learn about Multiple Sclerosis in the future so I can help sick people like my aunt, who has it.

Young black children have been doing amazing work in different fields lately.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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