The Role Of Neural Connections In Physical Behaviors Associated With Dance

By Ritika Miryala ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to investigate the relevance of neural circuits in regulating physical behaviors. The human brain is an intricate network that constantly forms new neural connections which encode various physical behaviors. The more frequently a physical behavior is performed, the stronger its corresponding neural connection becomes. As a result, the operational definition of neural connection was applied to hypothesize that individuals with more experience in a physical […]

A Simulation of the Transitory Light Curve of Theoretical Geometric Extraterrestrial Megastructures

Henry Manelski Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, Rumson, New Jersey Mentor: Mrs. Foster/Mr. Pennetti   Abstract One of the first and most profound questions humanity has ever collectively asked is: Are we alone? While there are many ways scientists have approached answering this question, this method involves determining the geometry of an object, and in turn whether it is naturally occurring or not, solely based on the slope of the light curve during transit. […]

An Evaluation of Anti-Depressants Versus Non-Medication Therapies on the Treatment of Depressive Disorders

By Divya Manikandan Ever since the late 1900’s and straight into the 21st century, we have witnessed an increased marketing and usage of anti-depressants by the general population , with SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) such a Prozac, becoming household names. However, while these drugs may have their positives, their negative patho-physiological side effects remain largely undermined. This article aims to create an in depth analysis of the biological impact of various Anti-Depressant drugs in […]

Comprehensive Review of Exchange-Correlation Functional Methods

Ashwin Inala NCSSM Online North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Durham, North Carolina February 25, 2017 Abstract: Density functional theory is a computational technique of using elec- tron density, not wavefunction, to predict properties of molecular systems. Over the years, many scientists, such as Pierre Hohenberg, Erwin Schrodinger, and Walter Kohn, have contributed to the fast growth of density functional theory. To find the energy of system, scientists must approximate the exchange-correlation functional. The […]