The Senior Program
As seniors, neuroscience majors carry out a research project that culminates in a thesis and an oral presentation. Working closely with a faculty advisor, each student uses the senior project to synthesize and focus previous coursework. The senior project is an original work of scholarship that provides an in-depth examination of a particular empirical or theoretical issue.
In the Senior Fellowship Program, as many as seven Hamilton students undertake a major research project under the supervision of two or more faculty members. Recent senior fellows in neuroscience have studied octopamine and single neurons.
Recent projects in neuroscience include:
- Glial Inflamation as an Animal Model of Schizophrenia
- Happiness is Sexy: Positive Affect Alters the Neural Response to Facial Attractiveness
- Epilepsy and Depression
- How Does Experience Shape Our Brain? A Novel Role for Calcium-Binding Proteins
- Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder(s): The Effect of Social Conformity on Neural Responses to Facial Attractiveness
- Nothing but the Here and Now: Is Mindfulness Linked to Attentional Filtering?
- Seeing God in the Shadows: Is Religiosity Linked to Implicit Emotion Regulation?
- Memory is Modulated by Subconscious Experience
- The Effects of Neonatal Social Isolation on Adult Anxiety Behavior in Rats
- Breaking into Awareness: The Effect of Postdiction on Our Conscious Perceptions
- Vision and Haptics in Spatial Learning
- The Link between Mindfulness and Judgments of Facial Attraction
- Take Me Away: The Effect of Self-Distancing on Neural Responses to Affective Stimuli
- DARPP-32: The Key to Drug Addiction?
- Learning and Memory Deficits in a Drosophila melanogaster Model of Traumatic Brain Injury