• Left: Activity in a healthy brain. Right: Activity in a brain with agenesis of the corpus callosum
    Left: Activity in a healthy brain. Right: Activity in a brain with agenesis of the corpus callosum.
    Credit: Tenzin Yin/Caltech
  • Left: A healthy brain with the corpus callosum outlined in yellow. Right: A brain missing its corpus callosum.
    Left: A healthy brain with the corpus callosum outlined in yellow. Right: A brain missing its corpus callosum.
    Credit: Tenzin Yin/Caltech

The Effects of Brain Defects

Tenzin Yin, a University of Florida senior double majoring in philosophy and interdisciplinary computational neuroscience, is researching brain activity in people with a birth defect called agenesis of the corpus callosum. The corpus callosum is a structure that connects the two hemispheres of the human brain.

Through the Amgen Scholars program, she is working in the lab of Ralph Adolphs, (PhD '92), Bren Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Biology; Allen V. C. Davis and Lenabelle Davis Leadership Chair and director of the Caltech Brain Imaging Center

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