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2014 ISEF First Place & Best in Category Winner

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The Paradox of Emotional Dimensionality: The Effect of the Dimensionality of Audio Stimuli on the Brain’s Electrical Activity, a Neuroscience Study

I am passionate about understanding the human perceptions of art by using scientific correlations. For my research, I studied the mathematical structure of sounds that triggers selective emotions. I was able to prove that certain types of music affect the brain and that the responses may have an evolutionary and biological basis.  My research can provide a new foundation to how music therapy can work in treating symptoms of mood, neurological, and anxiety disorders such as PTSD and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2015 Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Conference – Keynote Speaker
  • 2014 Global STEMPreneurs – Student Panelist
  • 2014 MRSF (Metro Richmond Science Fair)Grand Prize WinnerFirst Place & Best in Category Winner
  • 2014 ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) – Los Angeles, CAFirst Place & Best in Category WinnerSpecial Award: American Psychological AssociationIntel Foundation Cultural and Scientific Visit to China Award
  • 2013 Broadcom MASTERS