Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Xinyu Li

Investigating the effects of brain rhythm entrainment on visual working memory performance

The D’Esposito Lab studies the neural bases underlying high-level cognitive processes such as working memory. My goal for this summer is to understand how frequency-specific stimulation can entrain the neuronal oscillations underlying these processes. The enhancement or disruption of working memory by rhythmic stimulation can have broader implications for treatments that target cognitive deficits, which are common to numerous developmental, neurological, and psychiatric disorders.

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Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Mentor: Mark D'Esposito, Neuroscience
Sponsor: Leadership Fund
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