Neuroscience
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Department Chair:
Mike Loose

Administrative Assistant:
Kristi Gibson

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Phone: (440) 775-8768
Fax: (440) 775-5397

Location:
Science Center A261
119 Woodland St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: M, W, R 9:00am-1:45pm, T 9:00am-1:30pm

Winter Term

Winter Term

Winter term is an opportunity for students to pursue academic interests outside of Oberlin's regular course offerings. During the month of January, students complete individual or group projects of their choice, either on or off campus. Projects may be proposed by faculty, students, and occasionally by members of the administrative and professional staff and alumni. Ideally, students may spend full time on one intensive project or, alternatively, on two half-time projects.


Neuroscience Winter Term 2016 (on campus) Students and their Projects:

STUDENTPROJECTPROFESSOR
Armstrong, Carlos Examining the Effects of Rhythm on the Post-Auricular Muscle Response

P. Simen

Beshers, Caroline Winter Project L. Kwakye
Fried, Jackson

Role of GABA in a model of schizophrenia

J. Thornton
Gudbranson, Nil

Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality

L. Kwakye
Henry, Andrew

Predictive NOVA Modeling of the United States Gross Domestic Product

K. Downing

Jabbour, Alex

Introduction to research on hormones, the brain, and memory

J. Thornton
Jackel-Dewhurst, Hannah

Understanding Market Economics as a Complex Adaptive System

K. Downing
Jimenez, Jessica

Investigating the function of human alpha synuclein on cadmium toxicity, transport kinetics, and modulation of neuroprotective mechanisms in a dopaminergic cell model of Parkinson’s disease. 

 

G. Kwakye
Kallon, Sallay

Effect of the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos and its Metabolites on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Morphology in Striatal Cell Model of Huntington’s Disease

G. Kwakye
Kerkhoff, Willa Winter Project L. Kwakye
Klimpert, Nell

Title: Testing neurodevelopmental effects of compounds associated with human brain disorders

B. Carter
Li, Xincheng Winter Project L. Kwakye
Liu, Yuja

Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality

L. Kwakye
McMinimy, Rachael

Effect of the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos and its Metabolites on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Morphology in Striatal Cell Model of Huntington’s Disease

G. Kwakye
Miles, Kristen

Investigating Emergent Structures in Western Fandoms

K. Downing
Mullaney, Eoin

Title: Testing neurodevelopmental effects of compounds associated with human brain disorders

B. Carter
Mussard-Afcari, Yasmeen

The Emergence of Paths in a NOVA Simulation of Goal-Directed Agents

K. DDowning
Nadel, Jacob

Title: Examination of Two-Alternative Somatosensory Decision-Making with Biased Intensity Probabilities

 

P. Simen
Reyes, Francis

Investigating the function of human alpha synuclein on cadmium toxicity, transport kinetics, and modulation of neuroprotective mechanisms in a dopaminergic cell model of Parkinson’s disease. 

 

G. Kwakye
Ribiero, Pedro

Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality

L. Kwakye
Roberts, Ross

Risk and Exploration in Homo Sapiens

K. Downing
Shepherd, Benjamin

Analyzing Language as a Complex Adaptive System

K. Downing
Shiel, Oriene

Analyzing Language as a Complex Adaptive System

K. Downing
Stockton Hogrogian, Griffin

Language as an Emergent Phenomenon

K. Downing
Swann, Zoe The sequential structure of inter-beat intervals in rhythm production under different time signatures and subsequent neural processing
P. Simen
Taylor, Khalid

Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality

L. Kwakye
Van Pelt, Kate

Introduction to research on hormones, the brain, and memory

J. Thornton
Watson, Alexa

Title: Modeling the Synchronization and Desynchronization of Firing in Neuron Networks

P. Simen

Neuroscience Winter Term 2015 (on campus) Students and their Projects:

STUDENTPROJECTPROFESSOR
Adelman, Julia Effects of Permanent Damage to the Postrhinal Cortex on Contextual Learning in Rats S. Robinson
DiaBiase, Matthew Music and the Brain S.Swartzwelder
Dominah, Gifty Investigations of the effects of commonly used pesticide, chlorpyrifos, on Huntington disease models G. Kwakye
Fried, Jackson Behavioral Neuroendocrinology J. Thornton
Gudbrason, Nils Does neonatal NMDA receptor blockade lead to negative symptoms of schizophrenia? T. Paine
Hamilton, Bradley Remote control of cortical neurons involved in learning and memory S. Robinson
Hertafeld, Evan Intelligence Emerging K. Downing
Hirabayshi, Kathryn Intelligence Emerging K. Downing
Hitchcock, Gabe Role of α5 GABAA receptors in negative symptoms of schizophrenia T. Paine
Ihle, Peter Effects of Permanent Damage to the Postrhinal Cortex on Contextual Learning in Rats S. Robinson
Jimenez, Jessica Examining the neuromodulatory role of alpha-synuclein in cadmium transport dynamics and homeostasis in a Parkinson’s disease cell model G. Kwakye
Johnson, Michelle Investigation of the genetic contribution to temporal multisensory brain functioning of autism risk genes L. Kwakye
Jurkiewicz, Karsten Intelligence Emerging K. Downing
Kerkhoff, Willa The effect of auditory and visual distractors on multisensory integration L. Kwakye
Lou, Liting Investigations of the effects of commonly used pesticide, chlorpyrifos, on Huntington disease models G. Kwakye
Lowes, Dan NMDA Receptor Antagonism as a Developmental Model of Schizophrenia T. Paine
Medina, James Role of α5 GABAA receptors in negative symptoms of schizophrenia T. Paine
Parkins, Emma The effect of auditory and visual distractors on multisensory integration L. Kwakye
Pfeiffer, Emma Intelligence Emerging K. Downing
Regan, Samantha Intelligence Emerging K. Downing
Riordan, Alex Hormones rescue memory in an animal model of schizophrenia:  potential neurophysiological mechanisms J. Thornton
Rodriguez, Juan To investigate the efficacy of multisensory integration in relation to speech perception L. Kwakye
Rudi, Vera Information, Biases and Decision Making M. Loose
Rudi, Vera Music and the Brain S. Swartzwelder
Schaler, Ari Effects of hormones on GABA-containing cells in the prelimbic area and hippocampus in a rodent model of schizophrenia J. Thornton
Shou, Anastasia Remote control of cortical neurons involved in learning and memory S. Robinson
Van Pelt, Kate Examining the neuromodulatory role of alpha-synuclein in cadmium transport dynamics and homeostasis in a Parkinson’s disease cell model G. Kwakye
Watson, Alexa Intelligence Emerging K. Downing
White, Audrey Intelligence Emerging K. Downing
Williams, Grace Intelligence Emerging K. Downing

Neuroscience Winter Term 2014 (on campus) STudents and their Projects:

STUDENTPROJECTPROFESSOR
Adelman, Julia Visualizing connections within the Motor System Siobhan Robinson
Bell, Christopher Intelligence Emerging Project Keith Downing
Bentivegna, Elizabeth Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Bohm-Levine, Nate Neuroendocrine Research Jan Thornton
Burns, Lucas Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
D'Auria, Peter Flourescent Detection of Amygdalar and Prefrontal Cortical Pathways in the Rat Brain Siobhan Robinson
Drumm, Kai Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Eckel, Andrew Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Fastman, Jarrett Neuropharmacology Research Tracie Paine
Golay, Hannah Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Hunter, Ted Neuropharmacology Research Tracie Paine
Hurtado, Omar Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Kalfus, Sky Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Kemp, Michael Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Patel, Aakash Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Rempel, Benjamin Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Robertson, Tyler Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Rose, Eli Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Schaler, Ari Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Silverstein, Einav Neuroendocrine Research Jan Thornton
Strominger, Amanda Intelligence Emerging Keith Downing
Swetschinski, Lucien Neuroendocrine Research Jan Thornton


Neuroscience Projects During Winter Term: Prior Years