MBB Class of 2020

May 28, 2020


Congratulations to the Mind Brain Behavior Class of 2020!

MBB seniors participated in a virtual poster session to share their research with fellow thesis writers. Poster titles are listed below.

Special thanks to Lauren DiNicola and Maggie Kandel for leading the 2020 MBB thesis workshops!

Sopefoluwa Adeleye, Neuroscience
Probing Dysregulation of Early Endosomes and Lysosomes in Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Using Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Advisor: Tracy Young-Pearse

Aafreen Azmi, Computer Science
Clustering Seizures to Find Groupings with Common Clinical Characteristics
Advisor: Sydney Cash

Ellie Bernstein, Neuroscience
Cognitive Deficits are Not Associated with Blood-Brain Barrier Permeability in a Mouse Model of Repetitive Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Advisor: Michael Whalen

Channing Cimarusti, Neurobiology
Does Predictable Prosodic Timing Facilitate Spoken Language Processing in People with Aphasia?
Advisors: Lauryn Zipse and Mark Eldaief

Anne Marie Crinnion, Psychology
Catch you on the flip side: Using reflections to understand visual processing of objects
Advisor: Alfonso Caramazza

Christina Cruz, Neuroscience
Serine Racemase Expression During Post-Natal Development and Involvement of SR-Expressing Neurons in Fear Extinction Learning
Advisor: Laura Magnotti

Cameron Decker, Neuroscience
Investigating the Relationship Between Behavioral Inhibition and Responses to Emotional Stimuli in Infancy: an ERP Study
Advisor: Charles Nelson

Hart Fogel, Neuroscience
Examining the Role of Parts in Object Recognition for Artificial Neural Networks
Advisor: George Alvarez

Oliver George, Neurobiology
The Associations of Socioeconomic Status and Autism Spectrum Disorder with EEG Power in 12-Month-Old Infants
Advisor: Charles Nelson

Natasha Gonzalez, Philosophy
Should We Pay People to be Healthy? A Principles-Based Framework for Evaluating the Ethics of Financial Incentive Programs in Healthcare
Advisor: Gina Schouten

Rini (Sumona) Halder, Computer Science
The Dangers of Algorithmic Autonomy: Efficient Machine Learning Models of Inductive Biases combined with the Strengths of Program Synthesis (PBE) to Combat Implicit Biases of the Brain
Advisor: Elena Glassman

Terzah Annmarie Hill, Neuroscience, Secondary in Art, Film, and Visual Studies (Studio)
Stress-Dependent Olfactory Modulation in Larval Zebrafish
Advisor: Florian Engert

Kelsey Ichikawa, Neurobiology & Philosophy
The Reward of Others’ Pain: The Morality of Schadenfreude and Neural Correlates of Latent Preferences for Out-Group Harm
Advisors: Mina Cikara and Susanna Siegel
Collaborator: William E. Moore

Christine Jou, Computer Science
Connecting Language Representations in Humans and Machines
Advisors: Stuart Shieber and Samuel Gershman

Lourdes Kaufman, Human Evolutionary Biology
From Pleistocene Diets to Antiparkinsonian Drugs: An Examination of the Metabolism of Ingested L-dopa by the Human Enteric Microbiome
Advisor: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Emily Balskus

Spencer Kim, Neurobiology
The Role of the Ventral Striatum in Olfactory Learning and the Exceptional Ability of Olfactory Associations to Evoke Emotional Memories
Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy

Jambay Kinley, Computer Science

Taimur Kouser, Neurobiology & Philosophy
Connectomics: An Analysis of Human Cortical Layer 1 & Implications for Theory of Mind and Personal Identity
Advisors: Jeff Lichtman and Cheryl Chen

Aaron Kruk, Philosophy
Kant in the Brain: What Neuroscience Tells us About Moral Worth
Advisors: Meica Magnani and David Gray Grant

Dianne Lee, Computer Science
A Classy Affair: Modeling Course Enrollment Prediction
Advisor: Jim Waldo

Chloe Li, Neuroscience
Examining links between music, emotion, and reading: An investigation of structural brain differences in school-aged children with and without musical training and dyslexia
Advisors: Jennifer Zuk and Nadine Gaab

Olivia McGinnis, Neuroscience
Physical Knowledge Arises from the Escape Behavior of Larval Zebrafish
Advisors: Andrew Bolton and Florian Engert

Katherine Miclau, Neurobiology
Selective Activation, Collective Suppression: Provisional Evidence for Broad Modulation of Large-Scale Networks from Within-Individual Analysis of the Default Network
Advisor: Randy Buckner

Miranda Mize, Neurobiology
Neural Correlates of Over-Sensitivity to Negative Valence Expressions in Three-Year-Old Children
Advisor: Charles Nelson

Philippe Noël, Computer Science
Integrating User Behavior in Interactive Streaming Bitrate Throttling
Advisor: Minlan Yu

Nadeen H. Odeh, Neuroscience
Comparing patterns of cortical thickness between developmental prosopagnosics and typically-developed controls: A case where deficient face recognition performance is associated with thicker cortex
Advisor: Joseph DeGutis

Linda Qin, Computer Science
Breaking the Working Memory Barrier: Introducing a Novel Digital Tool to Improve Understanding of Mathematical Texts
Advisors: Jim Waldo and Krzysztof Gajos

Emilė Radytė, Neuroscience & Social Anthropology
Reading the Mind: Representations of Self and Others in the Theory of Mind Network
Advisors: Jason Mitchell and Nicholas H. Harkness

Daniel Ragheb, Neurobiology & Government
How Our Brains Vote: Neurobiological Differences Moderate the Impact of Sleep on Voter-Related Behavior
Advisors: Josh Buckholtz and Aaron Watanabe

Maggie Reynolds, Neuroscience, Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy
EEG Theta/Beta Ratios as an Index of how Early Institutionalization Impacts Externalizing Problems and Callous-Unemotional Traits in Early Adolescence
Advisors: Charles Nelson and Mark Wade

Emma Rogge, Computer Science
Coarse-to-Fine circular sequence alignment
Advisor: Stuart Shieber

Teddy Sevilla, Human Evolutionary Biology
Reaching Out, Touching Me, Touching You: Reciprocal Grooming and the Cognitive Capacities Underlying Altruism in Olive Baboons
Advisor: Isaac Schamberg

Aleeza Shakeel, Neuroscience, Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy
The Role of the Hippocampus in Dopamine Ramping During Spatial Navigation
Advisor: Naoshige Uchida

Samantha Shao, Neuroscience
Caspase-3 Beyond Cell Death
Advisors: Takao Hensch and Delma Caiati

Hayat Sherif, Neuroscience
The Neurobiological Effects of Intranasal Ketamine on Anxiety Circuitry in Patients with Fear of Harm Phenotype of Bipolar Disorder
Advisor: Martin Teicher

Jason Sibrian, Computer Science
Sensitive Data? Now That's a Catch! The Psychology of Phishing
Advisor: James Mickens

Rebecca Soilson, Neuroscience, Global Health and Health Policy
Disruption of Amyloid-beta Aggregates Using Targeted Magnetic Nanotherapy in a 3D Human Neural Cell Culture Model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Advisor: Rudolph Tanzi

Matt Spence, Neuroscience
The Neural Basis of the Effect of Future Simulation on False Episodic Memory
Advisors: Aleea Devitt and Daniel Schacter

Konrad N. Urban, Computer Science
Interpretable and Comparable Measurement for Computational Ethology
Advisor: Venkatesh Murthy

Diana Wang, Neurobiology
Potential of Receptive Music Intervention on Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Resting-State fMRI Study
Advisors: Psyche Loui and Maiya Geddes

Sara Wetzler, History and Science, Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy
What Faces Reveal: The Legacy of Hugh Diamond's Photographic Representations of Mental Illness
Advisor: Christopher Rudeen

Samantha White, Neuroscience
An Examination of How Anxiety Sensitivity Relates to PTSD Symptoms and Resting-State Functional Connectivity in a Trauma-Exposed Sample
Advisor: Isabelle Rosso

Victor Yang, Computer Science
Applications of Granger Causality calculations to brain networks for efficient and accurate seizure focus identification via iEEGs
Advisor: Joseph Madsen

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