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Hello! My name is Lyndsey

Hello! My name is Lyndsey Carbonello and I am a psychology major here at the mawr. I have taken Behavioral Neuroscience with prof Thomas and a couple other psych courses that discuss neurobiology so I have a little background in this area, but there is so much more for me to learn which is why I am taking this course! I am really interested in cognitive neuropsychology, neurological disorders (particularly those regarding executive functioning), sex differences of the brain, brain anatomy, memory, and emotions. I guess there's just a whole lot I'm interested in, so I'm really looking forward to this class.

Over winter break one of my friends mentioned a presentation one of her classmates gave during the fall about anesthesia and how current studies haven't made any conclusions about how it affects the brain or why it works. I think this would be a really interesting topic to research or discuss in class if we have time. Also, I am hoping to study the WADA test in depth. I don't know much about it other than the fact that doctors perform this procedure on many patients during which half of the brain is shut down for about three minutes. How and why does this procedure work? What does it test for and is it effective? Are there any side effects? Doesn't it sound kind of dangerous? Lastly, I am wondering how brain surgery works. This is sort of a broad question but the whole idea of cutting open one's brain is fascinating and intriguing, so I'd really like to learn more.

Well, thats all for now. See you all on thursday. Nice to meet you!


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