As a child, Carnegie Mellon University alumna and professor Patricia Maurides was rarely without her magnifying glass. From bugs to butterflies, her curiosity wasn’t satisfied until she saw everything at a higher level of magnification. This fall, she is satisfying that same curiosity by adding a ‘new lens’ to her “Digital Color Photography” class — and it’s her students who stand to benefit.

Marlene Behrmann, director of CMU’s Cognitive Neuroscience Lab and a pioneer in the field of brain, mind and learning, will join forces with Maurides — giving students a deeper understanding.