Neuroscience

Winter Term Projects in Neuroscience

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. The Office of Winter Term coordinates these projects.

Office of Winter Term


Winter Term Student Projects

Title: Examining the Effects of Rhythm on the Post-Auricular Muscle Response
Student: Armstrong, Carlos
Professor: P. Simen


Title: Winter Project
Student: Beshers, Caroline
Professor: L. Kwakye


Title: Role of GABA in a model of schizophrenia
Student: Fried, Jackson
Professor: J. Thornton


Title: Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality
Student: Gudbranson, Nil
Professor: L. Kwakye


Title: Predictive NOVA Modeling of the United States Gross Domestic Product
Student: Henry, Andrew
Professor: K. Downing


Title: Introduction to research on hormones, the brain, and memory
Student: Jabbour, Alex
Professor: J. Thornton


Title: Understanding Market Economics as a Complex Adaptive System
Student: Jackel-Dewhurst, Hannah
Professor: K. Downing


Title: 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. 
Student:  Jimenez, Jessica
Professor: G. Kwakye


Title: Effect of the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos and its Metabolites on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Morphology in Striatal Cell Model of Huntington’s Disease
Student: Kallon, Sallay
Professor: G. Kwakye


Title: Winter Project
Student: Kerkhoff, Willa
Professor: L. Kwakye


Title: Testing neurodevelopmental effects of compounds associated with human brain disorders
Student: Klimpert, Nell
Professor: B. Carter


Title: Winter Project
Student: Li, Xincheng
Professor: L. Kwakye


Title: Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality
Student: Liu, Yuja
Professor: L. Kwakye


Title: Effect of the Pesticide Chlorpyrifos and its Metabolites on Mitochondrial Dynamics and Morphology in Striatal Cell Model of Huntington’s Disease
Student: McMinimy, Rachael
Professor:  G. Kwakye


Title: Investigating Emergent Structures in Western Fandoms
Student: Miles, Kristen
Professor: K. Downing


Title: Testing neurodevelopmental effects of compounds associated with human brain disorders
Student:  Mullaney, Eoin
Professor: B. Carter


Title: The Emergence of Paths in a NOVA Simulation of Goal-Directed Agents
Student: Mussard-Afcari, Yasmeen
Professor: K. Downing


Title: Examination of Two-Alternative Somatosensory Decision-Making with Biased Intensity Probabilities
Student: Nadel, Jacob
Professor: P. Simen


Title: 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. 
Student: Reyes, Francis
Professor: G. Kwakye


Title: Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality
Student: Ribiero, Pedro
Professor: L. Kwakye


Title: Risk and Exploration in Homo Sapiens
Student: Roberts, Ross
Professor: K. Downing


Title: Analyzing Language as a Complex Adaptive System
Student: Shepherd, Benjamin 
Professor: K. Downing


Title: Analyzing Language as a Complex Adaptive System
Student: Shiel, Oriene
Professor: K. Downing


Title: Language as an Emergent Phenomenon
Student: Stockton Hogrogian, Griffin
Professor: K. Downing


Title: The sequential structure of inter-beat intervals in rhythm production under different time signatures and subsequent neural processing
Student:  Swann, Zoe
Professor: P. Simen


Title: Cross-modal Attentional Cueing in 3D virtual reality
Student: Taylor, Khalid
Professor: L. Kwakye


Title: Introduction to research on hormones, the brain, and memory
Student: Van Pelt, Kate
Professor: J. Thornton


Title: Modeling the Synchronization and Desynchronization of Firing in Neuron Networks
Student: Watson, Alexa
Professor: P. Simen