Renate Rutiku is a young neuroscientist, fresh off defending her Ph.D at Tartu University. Her everyday work consists of researching neuronal correlates and the brain activity related to the sense of vision. In layman’s terms, she studies the formation of consciousness in the brain.

Even though Renate discovered neuroscience by chance, it has now become the greatest passion in her life. This passion not only drives Renate onwards in her workplace, but also in other life situations – whether it be playing bowling or conversing over her fence with members of a religious sect.