He helps kids investigate the neuroscience in their own backyards and classrooms. During grad school, he co-founded a DIY Neuroscience company Backyard Brains with his labmate, Tim Marzullo. The goal of his organization is to produce advanced neuroscience equipment and experiments, but make them available and affordable to everyone. Electrophysiology (the electrical study of living nervous tissue) is typically only done in graduate labs. But now, students down to the 5th grade are recording "spikes" from neurons in the classroom!