Daniel Colón-Ramos began his life in science by being fascinated as a young boy by the unique environment of his native Puerto Rico. But in formal schooling, he found the excitement of discovery too often absent. Now a neuroscientist at Yale University, Colón-Ramos keeps his boyhood enthusiasm for the awe and wonder of the natural world. He is eager to encourage scientific exploration and share his infectious spirit with his students and the larger world, as he does in this conversation with Dan Rather.

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