Meet 8-year-old neuroscientist who teaches millions online from her lab

Meet 8-year-old neuroscientist who teaches millions online from her lab

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

- The entire journey started for her when she was 3 and her father brought home a microscope

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

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

According to Face2FaceAfrica.com, the young neuroscientist manages a Facebook page named Science For Children with Amoy Antunet has seen millions of views on 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 onto 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 rather steadily.

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

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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 explained basic science concepts as well. Davin's daughter started gaining lots of traffic.

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.

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

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a 15-year-old Ghanaian, Adom Appiah, who is an author and a philanthropist is using sports as a tool to touch many lives in South Carolina, specifically Spartanburg.

When he was in 7th grade, his teacher urged Adom and his classmates to spend a fraction of the time they spend in class embarking on a social project. That was the beginning of the journey as the young Ghanaian started this project relentlessly.

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