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Samantha B

- Research Program Mentor

MD/PhD Doctor of Medicine and of Philosophy candidate


Traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, computational neuroscience, virology & viral entry, violin performance

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.

Can music help your brain heal? The effect of music on cognitive deficits following traumatic brain injury

Can music act as an effective therapy following traumatic brain injury (TBI)? This project will delve into the cognitive, behavioral, and functional effect of music therapy following TBI. What happens to brain activity as examined through fMRI with implementation of music therapy? Are there changes in neurotransmitter release? Is there a measurable behavioral and cognitive effect?

Coding skills

MATLAB focusing on image processing and analysis

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