Shreya K. Rajagopal

LIFE Michigan

LIFE Fellow since 2023, University of Michigan

I am a doctoral candidate in the Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Area at the University of Michigan, working with Thad Polk. In my primary line of research, I am using a combination of computational modeling and behavioral experiments to explore mechanisms of fear acquisition and extinction in humans. Specifically, I’m interested in understanding how physical contexts and the length of time post-fear extinction impact fear recovery. In my second line of research, I am working on leveraging large open datasets to identify individual-specific, longitudinal MRI-based biomarkers that predict progression to Dementia of the Alzheimer’s Type early on, in the Mild Cognitive Impairment stage. Along this direction, I am interested in exploring statistical methods that can leverage longitudinal data and allow for incorporating intraindividual differences.

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