Welcome to the University of Vermont’s Neuroscience Graduate Program’s (NGP) science blog! As future neuroscientists, we know we will need the ability to take complex scientific information and make it accessible for a more general audience. To practice and cultivate this skill, we’ve decided to start a blog. Every few weeks we’ll be posting peer-reviewed summaries and/or commentaries about an interesting scientific finding, science in pop culture, or personal scientific successes. Why are a bunch of NGP students starting to blog about science for non-scientists? Google your favorite hot button topic. Are the top hits thoughtful commentaries by experts in the field of that topic? Probably not. This seems unfortunate, considering we have the same social media tools as those outspoken individuals who populate the top hits. It’s our goal to add a voice that brings knowledge of the topic and to take complex science and make it concise and reader-friendly. I hope you’ll join us as we take science to the masses!