Assess the auditory perceptual disruptions in rodent models of autism.
This project is designed to examine auditory hypersensitivty and loudness intolerance in a rat model of Fragile X syndrome, a leading inherited cause of autism. Responsibilities include performing behavioral studies on sound avoidance and data collection/analysis. Requires animal training/handling, sound calibration, and learning to use analysis software.
|Length of commitment||About a semester (3-5 months)|
|Start time||Any time|
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students)|
|Who is eligible||Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors|
|Support||Funding is available after the completion of the preparation badge. See below.|
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