URMC / Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience / NeURoscience Blog / September 2019 September 2019 3 Engineers Walk into a Cocktail Party How do humans solve the “cocktail party problem,” through selective listening? And what happens when someone’s brain can’t cut out the clutter? These are the questions that a few biomedical engineer-neuroscientist hybrids at URMC are trying to answer. Student Spotlight: Emily Isenstein Emily Isenstein, a student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at URMC, is the 2019 recipient of the Child Neurology Foundation Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) Summer Research Scholarship. Q&A with Manuel Gomez-Ramirez, Ph.D. This summer, Manuel Gomez-Ramirez arrived from Brown University to join UR as an assistant professor in the Departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience.