Introduction: Poses and Programs for Behavior

Mar 03, 2020

Hello! My name is Bhavjeet Sanghera and I am a senior at BASIS Independent McLean.

My interest in neuroscience was first sparked in AP Psychology where I saw how microscopic connections in the brain translated into intricate behaviors that I could witness. I was enthralled by the sheer complexity of this process and sought to further understand it. This past summer, I had the opportunity to explore this fascinating process as a research intern at the Georgetown University Medical Center with Dr. Jagmeet Kanwal (Associate Professor and Principal Investigator, Neurophysiology and Behavior Lab). There, I worked with Dr. Kanwal to design a methodology that automated the detection of motor patterns by tracking multiple body parts. We hope that this methodology will allow us to detect more intricate differences in behavior.

For my senior project, I will be continuing my work with Dr. Kanwal at the Neurophysiology and Behavior Lab. My work in the lab will entail refining the methodology Dr. Kanwal and I developed last summer while cultivating a deeper understanding of neuroscience through research paper presentations and electrophysiology experiments.

This week I will be conducting background research on my topic by reading papers on 3D image analysis and tracking. I will also begin reading the book Mastering Predictive Analytics with R by Rui Miguel Forte.

3 Replies to “Introduction: Poses and Programs for Behavior”

  1. Miller H. says:

    Sounds exciting! Looking forward to some images of the 3D models.

  2. Audrey K. says:

    Good luck with your research!

  3. EPittman says:

    What an exciting project! I look forward to reading your updates. Perhaps in your next post, you can discuss what you are learning from your research.

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