Headshot portrait of Jacob Shaw - Bio-X Undergraduate Fellow
2019 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Human Biology
Mentor: Hadi Hosseini, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

In recent years, much emphasis has been placed on the domain of cognitive training as a potential non-pharmacological intervention for delaying cognitive decline, especially due to findings that the brain is capable of plasticity up to very old age. However, past studies have yet to consider individual differences in participants when assigning training regiments. Jacob will administer cognitive assessments and analyze participant data, hoping to uncover how the personalization of cognitive training can help to maximize gains and how we can best delay the onset of cognitive decline in older adults.