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Lauren S

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Developmental neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, brain-machine interfaces, animal behavior, decision-making, neuroimmunology, non-human primates

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.

Brain-Machine Interfaces and You!

I would help the student identify a simple but extremely effective application for a brain-machine interface, and we would work through the steps that would go into designing it. This could be for humans for even as creative as a song prosthesis for a bird. This could possibly result in a science fair project.

Animal Personailties

What shapes how animals make decisions as adults? Watching naturalistic animal behavior, we can observe how young animals behave shapes the roles they have later in life. This could be done through watching animals in your life or through zoo cams. This could result in a picture book, podcast, article, or report.

Coding skills

python, matlab, some R

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