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Culture and Pain: The Effect of Culture on the Production of Endorphins in the Brain

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Joshua E. Roth  grew up in the United States and attended Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois The Research: Pain is a universal experience, but the perception of pain varies. Ritual practices that would be intolerably painful to outsiders seem to be painless to members of the cultures. Joshua’s proposed […]

The Neural and Cognitive Basis of Dreaming

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Ria Tomar grew up in the United States and attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California The Research: Two major theories about dreams are based on contrasting suppositions. “Activation synthesis” proposes that dreams are a way of discharging excess electrical impulses while we sleep. “Threat simulation theory” sees dreams as […]
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Brain Plasticity: The Effects of BrainPort Sensory Substitution

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Elexis is from Houston, Texas, where she attended the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School The Research: Elexis designed an experiment that can be used to analyze the effectiveness of a sensory substitution device called the BrainPort V100. The BrainPort compensates for blindness by enabling the tongue to […]

Examination of Antisocial Personality Disorder: Determining Gender Bias on MMPI Psychopathic Deviate and Evaluating Substance Abuse Relapse Rates

Neuroscience
About the Scholar: Pioneer Scholar Raaka is from Scotch Plains, New Jersey, where she attended the Academy for Allied Health Sciences The Research: Of patients diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder, 75% are men and only 25% are women. Raaka’s paper hypothesizes that this is not because the disorder is rarer in women, but because many […]
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