Neurogenetics of Creativity

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Lead Mentor: Julie Miwa

 

This project will continue work done over the past few years attempting to uncover the genetic link between forms of anxiety and creativity. In recent semesters, students have conducted mouse behavioral experiments and identified a genetic mutation which may provide the link. This summer, students will test the effect of the mutation identified, using a manipulatable system, as well as speaking to artists in the community to create a broader pool of creative subjects for study.