Research on the neural basis of value-based choices with human neuron data

Mentor Name:
Elliot Smith

Mentor Position:
Assistant Professor

Department:
Neurosurgery

College:
Medicine

Email:
e.h.smith@utah.edu


Project Description:

The Human Neuronal Computation Lab in the Neurosurgery Department is looking for researchers with computational (signal processing, statistics, computational modeling) or coding (python, matlab, R) to work with human brain signals (single neuron activity, local field potential activity) in order to understand the neural underpinnings of human executive function.



Opportunity Type:

Volunteer; This is a paid research position; Prepare a UROP proposal; Write an Honors Thesis or Senior Thesis


Student Role:

The lab has collected a lot of data, so students with coding and computational skills could make rapid progress on these organized datasets.


Student Benefits:

students will gain skills in neural data analysis, time series analysis, statistical modeling, and psychophysics, all while sharpening programming and data wrangling skills.


Project Duration:

flexible


Minimum Requirements:

an interest in the brain and carrying out computational studies of brain activity, as well as basic computational and coding skills.