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Shanae Aerts

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Shanae Aerts


While studying at the University of Colorado Denver, I had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects including studying the effect of smoking on tuberculosis diagnosis, executive function in Parkinson Disease and the neuroanatomy of volitional action. After graduating with my Bachelor's of Science in Psychology, I spent time in industry using mycelial fermentation to develop sustainable food products. This variety of experiences allowed me to confidently decide to study the human brain as a doctoral student at Yale.

My research interests include the neural correlates of consciousness, cross-brain coherence between dyads, and decision making.

I am a passionate advocate for diversity in higher education. I believe in promoting science-based political policy reform and am dedicated to leveraging science as a vehicle for social justice.

Education & Training

  • BS
    University of Colorado Denver, Psychology

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