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Sehjoo K

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


developmental cognitive neuroscience, adolescent brain development, social influence on decision-making, social relationships

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.

literature review on social relationships and behavior during adolescence

Many of adolescents' behaviors, such as risky behaviors, are shaped by their social relationships, such as their parents and peers. Social relationships with parents and peers, however, drastically change across the adolescent years. This project will examine how various social relationships (family, friends, teachers, strangers / public figures) affect various behaviors (risky behaviors, school performance), and how this might look differently from childhood to adulthood.

poster presentation on brain development during adolescence

The human brain rapidly matures during the teenage years. What are some key brain regions that change during adolescence? What the these brain regions known for? How do these brain changes affect social relationships and behavior? This project will help students learn about and visualize adolescent brain development.

Coding skills

R, python, bash, matlab

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