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Hi I'm Benjamin

I grew up in Canada. I am a PhD student in the field of Neuroscience. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with two children, both boys. I am an electrical engineer pursuing doctoral studies in neuroscience where my primary interest lies in the information processing networks of the telencephalon. I love to learn, to figure out how things work, and then how they work together to form larger systems. Despite my pursuit of a career in a scientific field, I would describe myself as a highly sensory individual, or one who values and is deeply moved by sensory experience. I love colour, texture, light, smells, and sounds and what their manipulation is able to evoke. This quality likely motivates my interests in photography, graphic design, and cooking, all of which I thoroughly enjoy. Most of all I love my family. Getting to know and appreciate the very different but equally wonderful personalities in this most intimate association continues to be the source of my deepest fulfilment and satisfaction.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and strive to live my life in accordance with the principles taught thereby because this has been the greatest source of joy I have ever discovered. I believe therein is constituted to will of my Father in Heaven, whose primary objective on my account is that I be happy, both now and forever, full of that true joy which is enduring and eternal. I know that I have felt this to the degree to which I have striven to discover and live in accordance with the will of the Lord and it has only ever diminished with my own resolve.

How I live my faith

What one might term "my faith" is lived out in the way I conduct my life in all of its aspects. I have never been good at compartmentalization. Those principles which I hold firmly to be true underpin all of my decisions. I have found that being honest, sincere, and serviceable to those others who I am privileged enough to be in a position to assist have been great sources of personal happiness and I endeavour to comport myself in such a manner. I try as much as possible to visit with people and have others in my home as little in my experience is able to lift the human spirit as much as the personal caring company of others.