Home Department: Bioengineering
Mentor: Andrew Huberman, Neurobiology and Ophthalmology
Vision is a strong model for addressing the adaptiveness of behaviors and autonomic arousal. By gaining data from an established virtual reality environment that reliably evokes physiological and behavioral responses to the virtual presentation of heights, Marion’s goal is to formulate a function of human baseline arousal that can predict human defensive responses to heights. By applying the same function to the data from subjects with anxiety disorders, we can gain a quantitative understanding of human mental disorders.