Photo of smiling female undergraduate student Khaing Mon.
2021 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Symbolic Systems
Mentor: Keren Haroush (Neurobiology)

“Analysis of Single-Cell Recordings Probing Fairness Sensitivity”

Khaing’s research is probing fairness sensitivity and its neuronal basis at the single neuronal level in primates. Khaing is engaged in personally training macaque monkeys and understanding their behavior regarding reward maximization and fairness sensitivity. This study combines neuroeconomics, cognitive psychology, neurobiology and computational neuroscience to understand supply and demand and cognitive evolution and development.