The Neuroscience Anthology project is a part of the INI Internship program. In addition to shadowing Dr. Vokshoor in clinic and in surgery, students in the internship program pick a neuroscience topic and complete an outside research project, giving students a chance to further investigate an area of neuroscience that particularly interests them. Their reports are compiled here to create a working, growing neuroscience curriculum.

Below you can explore what some of our interns have been researching:

The Frontal Lobe, Dopamine and Schizophrenia

By Sara Kashani

The introduction of the cerebrum is most fitting in order of primary importance of the brain itself. The cerebrum is divided into two longitudinal hemispheres in which comprises of extensive counterparts. Within the cerebrum consist of four major lobes, the frontal, parietal, temporal, occipital, as well as one discrete lobe, commonly referred to as the insula that lies beneath the Sylvian fissure. The Sylvian fissure, although easy to distinguish in observation, has no specific function to attribute, however serves as a divider between the top and bottom of the brain.

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