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Alexandria W

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy


Cognitive psychology, cognitive training, learning and memory, working memory, music cognition, aging

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.

Creating a blog post

In this project, you will write a scientific blog post on a topic that interests you. This could range anywhere from explaining how something works (ex. how memories are formed) to answering a specific question (ex. does listening to music help you study better?). This project will give you experience with finding and reading scientific literature on a topic that you're excited about. The overall goal of this project is to communicate your topic and ideas to a general audience. This project will help you sharpen your writing and editing skills as well as literature synthesis skills.

Creating a Survey

In this project, you will create your own survey to collect data on a topic of your interest. An example topic could be examining the relationship between stress and listening to music or memory and music. This project will give you experience with one method of data collection as well as how to analyze the responses collected. The overall goal of this project is to practice formulating research questions and to become familiar with survey design.

Coding skills


Completed Projects

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