2016 Undergraduate Summer Research Program Participant

Home Department: Mathematical & Computational Science
Supported by: William J. & Jill H. Shepherd
Mentor: Josef Parvizi, Neurology

Sonia’s research explores the dynamics of information exchange between brain regions when we complete computations such as 2 + 2 = 4. Specifically, she is analyzing electrocorticographical (ECoG) data to investigate interconnectivity between the visual numeral area and the intraparietal sulcus of the human brain, elucidating the process of numerical abstraction.

Poster presented at the Stanford Bio-X Interdisciplinary Initiatives Symposium on August 24, 2016:

Hello Operator: Human Neuronal Population Activity During Mathematical Cognition

Sonia Targ1, Yuqing Zhu1, Amy Daitch1, Pedro Pinheiro-Chagas1, Josef Parvizi1
[Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences1, Stanford University]