Doctor of Philosophy in Interdisciplinary Studies (PhD)
Youth development through circus-based physical activity
In traumatized youth, can prefrontal cortex communication with the amygdala be restored by a stress-reduction program (e.g., Niroga’s yoga-based mindfulness program)?
Are the benefits of music for improving executive functions (EFs), mood, and quality of life greater when the experience of listening to the music is socially shared?
Can the benefits of listening to the spoken word be as great as those of listening to music for EFs, mood, and quality of life?
Modeling gonadal hormone and COMT genotype modulation of the effects of mild stress on EFs pharmacologically with low-dose methylphenidate
Will individuals be more emotionally invested in EF training if they have a say in shaping the training activity and will that translate into greater EF benefits?
Social Neuroscience of Human-Animal Interaction
Executive Function in Preschool-age Children: Integrating Measurement, Neurodevelopment and Translational Research