Research Topics

 

There are all kinds of fascinating research topics you can work on that fall under brain and behavioral science.

Check out some of the cool questions that scientists have been working on!

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How does the brain take the light coming into our eyes and recognize objects?
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0042698911000381

Does teaching kids to use gestures when they are learning improve their math performance?
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02297.x

How does the way you present information about a product affect how people perceive it?  Are people more likely to buy products that list “% fat” or “%fat-free”?  Why?
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1467-9280.00424

Can you simulate (make a model of) brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia using a computer?
http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.bioeng.2.1.577

What beliefs do Latinas/os in the U.S. have about religion and gender?
http://www.mdpi.com/2077-1444/8/7/121

When do children develop the ability to understand that people can hold beliefs that are wrong?
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0963721416673174

What are the social theories behind dominance and oppression?
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52522308e4b0bcf2bc4dab45/t/58c81a89a5790ada8f011561/1489509003452/Sidanius+et+al+2016-+Explorations+in+the+Psychology+of+Oppression.pdf

What is the relationship between immune cells and the breakdown of neurons?
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0149411

Since male songbirds usually sing songs to attract female mates, why do some female songbirds sing as well?
http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fevo.2016.00022/full

How do race and ethnicity affect whether juveniles are charged as adults in court?
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1541204016678048