Getting to know Dr. Cohen...
Q: Who had the greatest influence on you during your childhood?
A: My mother
Q: Do you have children?
A: Two girls and a boy
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: "Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges
Q: What factors influenced your career choice?
A: My ignorance on how the brain works
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: “The great dictator” Charlie Chaplin
Q: Who is your favorite musical artist?
A: Possibly Mercedes Sosa
Q: If you could be or do anything else for a career – what would it be?
Q: If you could live in any other time, what would that be?
A: Between the First and Second wars in Paris.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone, living or not, who would that be?
A: Pablo Neruda
Q: If they made a movie of your life story what would it be called?
Q: What is your favorite food?
Q: Best professional advice anyone has given you?
A: “If you can not explain your work to a teenager in a way he/she understands it ... it is because you don’t understand it”
Arnold Starr (a spectacular, unbelievable guy, my friend and my mentor during my first postdoc)
Q: What is the first thing you do when you wake up/start your day?
A: Hiking-like training for 30 min.
Q: What is one important skill every person should have?
A: Reality testing
Q: Share a personal fact no one would ever guess about you.
A: I assume i am wrong until proven otherwise.
Q: What is your favorite thing about your career?
A: The many wonderful friends all over the world and the joy of seeing past students succeed.
Q: What's your favorite holiday?
A: Summer in the beach
Q: What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?
A: Desert: skorpion “au chocolat".
Q: What do you do to keep fit?
A: Lead hikes in the Shenandoah. Daily hiking-like training