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How A Narcolepsy Diagnosis Ignited A Career In Neuroscience

provided by Wesley Scott
Wesley Scott

When Wesley Scott went back to school she was on the fast track to a nursing degree, but the odd sleep-related symptoms she’s had since childhood began to escalate from weird to downright scary.


To her surprise, Wesley was diagnosed with narcolepsy, and it was around that time a fascination with how her mind worked and the entire universe of neuroscience took over her studies.


Now, Wesley works as a research technologist in the the University of Washington’s Cognition and Cortical Dynamics Laboratory.


Gabriel Spitzer sat down with Wesley to talk about what it's like to live with narcolepsy while simultaneously working in the field that is aiming to understand that condition.