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Kathryn W

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Addiction, substance use, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, EEG, neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, neural development, maternal development

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Review of how drugs of abuse impact the brain

A review paper integrating current research on how different drugs of abuse impact the brain. You could think about this from a behavioral perspective (how does cocaine vs marijuana make a person act), from a psychological perspective (how does cocaine change the mental abilities of a person vs how marijuana changes mental abilities), or a biological perspective (what chemicals does cocaine changes in the brain vs what chemicals does marijuana change).

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