Eleanor George '21 - Chile & Dr. Adcock's Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Summer 2019)

Eleanor George '21 - Chile & Dr. Adcock's Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (Summer 2019)

This summer I spent time abroad in Valparaíso, Chile, studying Spanish, living in a homestay, and learning about the local culture. During the second part of the summer I worked in Dr. Alison Adcock's cognitive neuroscience lab. I studied curiosity and how it relates to time. My tasks were to run participants through our study, involving the guessing of drawings, and then to write code to interpret the results. Computer science is a new skill for me, and this summer I spent a large amount of time aquatinting myself to python (a computer science language) and learning how to create functions that would run analyses for me. Overall I really enjoyed this experience because it introduced me to a new area of neuroscience research and helped me develop skills outside of the classroom setting! This semester I am continuing with this study in a research practicum!