PSY 299 Research in Psychology

Hello! My name is Kshiraj Talati, and I’m a dual enrollment student at Greenville Tech. I am currently a senior at J.L. Mann High School, about a 5–10 minute drive from the Barton Campus. I am the first of hopefully many high school students in the state to undertake a 299 level course! I found my love for psychology and neuroscience in my freshman year of high school and have undertaken a few research projects in the past at places like the University of Southern California, Clemson, and more!

Last year, after taking PSY 212 with Professor Davis, I grew an interest to work a creative inquiry project of my own. Through months of appealing to state boards, district officials, and Greenville Tech staff, I look forward this semester to work on a project relating the effects of Neuroplasticity (the brain’s natural phenomenon to restructure neural pathways) and its potential uses to battle age-related neurocognitive disorders, like Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. In my project, I plan to review studies that have observed the effects of neuroplasticity, and others that have attempted to manipulate it to understand future uses or means of use to treat such disorders.