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Aalia Desai

Class of 2025Pleasanton, California



  • "“How does the environment affect our minds?”" with mentor Briana (Mar. 30, 2023)

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“How does the environment affect our minds?”

Started Sept. 27, 2022

Abstract or project description

The question for my topic is “How does the environment affect our minds?” When people usually say, “Your environment affects the way you act,” they are usually referring to the people they surround themselves with, but I want to talk about actual nature. This topic is important because the environment is part of our existence and everyday life. There's no way to avoid it, so let’s make some good use of it. My purpose for this project is to see if the environment can affect me, my brain, in any way. For my final project, I will present my findings through a blog and research paper. In the blog I will have different tabs consisting of different information making it easy to comprehend for all types of learners and each tab will include pictures. The first tab will include articles and magazines about how parts of the environment affect specific parts of our brain. The second tab will include interviews about what people usually do in their daily lives and understanding what changes they can make, if any. The third tab will include statistics and the fourth tab will include an experiment I will perform on myself to see if making a change makes a difference. Others can benefit from my project because they will be able to learn about how the environment affects our brains from which they can hopefully make a change in either their lives or the environment.