Hello and welcome!

My name is Iasmina and I administer a personal blog called Finding Neuron, where I post articles related to neuroscience, as well as short literary writings. 

I am currently doing a Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences with a Major in Neuroscience at Heidelberg University, in Germany. I finished my undergraduate studies at the University of Manchester, UK, with a BSc. in Neuroscience. Following my graduation, I became a Visiting Academic at the same university, for a year, in order to continue my bachelor thesis project about attention to odours in mice, which resulted in a publication in Behavioural Brain Research, entitled: “Quantifying how much attention rodents allocate to motivationally-salient objects with a novel object preference test”. In the past, I have done an internship in Vienna, Austria, at the pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim, working in oncology research.

I have previously volunteered for environmental, conservational and social projects, as well as at animal shelters, in Romania, Greece and Austria. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the violin and horse riding.

If you want to engage with me, please visit my ResearchGate @Iasmina Hornoiu, contact me via email @iasmina@hornoiu.com, or leave a comment under one of my articles.

Thank you for stopping by and showing interest in these articles. They are meant to make neuroscience-related topics more approachable to anyone curious about them and, also, be as interactive as possible.

Neuroscience (basically, the interdisciplinary science that deals with the nervous system and cognitive functions) is an extremely diverse and interesting field. Don’t take my word for it! You’ll discover this for yourselves, hopefully. 

As much as I love neuroscience (and I  study this course at the University of Manchester), I do not claim to be an expert, nor do I have answers to all the questions related to this filed. I am constantly searching and discovering, just like many other curious people, just like you…

Having said that, nothing would make me happier than having people here asking questions and engaging in conversations (related to my posts or to other topics in Neuroscience), proposing solutions to dilemmas and controversies (and I can assure you, there are a lot), and expressing their personal opinions on the various subjects the articles deal with. So feel free to share your thoughts and don’t be shy!

Also, if you don’t feel comfortable uploading a post, but you’re still eager to discuss a particular subject with someone, you can always email me or contact me on Facebook.

Iasmina Hornoiu


  1. Daniela & Betty · May 2, 2015

    Fata draga, iti doresc un succes imens in pasiunea ta ce pare a fi inceputul unei superbe ascensiuni spre o meserie nobila si unica !! Iti doresc ca intr-o zi sa ne inviti la decernarea premiilor Nobel pentru stiinta !! Promit ca voi fi prezenta !!

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    • Iasmina Hornoiu · May 2, 2015

      Multumesc mult, Dani! Nu stiu daca ajung eu sa castig premiul Nobel, dar tu esti oricum prezenta in gandul meu, oriunde as fi :*


  2. Hruşcovschi Elena · February 15, 2015

    Felicitări, Iasmina! Imaginea pe care ai postat-o este superbă.

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    • Iasmina Hornoiu · February 16, 2015

      Multumesc mult de tot! Da, imaginea e creata de un prieten, mai demult. Nici nu ne gandeam atunci ca o vom folosi pentru un blog :))


  3. Cristina Huidumac · February 13, 2015

    Congratulations, I am with you! Cristina Huidumac

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  4. isurupriyaranga · February 12, 2015


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