Manali Desai

Position: Undergraduate RA
Email: mdesai42@gatech.edu

Education:
BS Psychology, Pre-Med, 2018

Fun Fact About Me: After 13 years of dancing, I recently completed my Visharad degree in Kathak. Kathak is a North Indian classical dance form, and the Visharad degree is the highest honor that a Kathak dancer can attain. After 13 years of dancing, I recently completed my Visharad degree in Kathak. Kathak is a North Indian classical dance form, and the Visharad degree is the highest honor that a Kathak dancer can attain.


About Me

As a 4th year Psychology major and Pre-Medical student at Georgia Tech, I have integrated my interests through both research and extracurricular experiences. I have been a research assistant at CoNTRoL for the past three semesters where I have gained a thorough interest in biological and cognitive processes of the brain. This past summer, I served as a student intern at the Marcus Autism Center’s Severe Behavior clinic, where I assisted with collecting behavioral data as well as running condition sessions for children with autism spectrum disorders. While exposing myself to psychological fields as well as volunteering in the medical field such as at Grady Memorial Hospital, I have grown an interest in a plethora of health related fields such as Psychiatry and Neurology, in which I hope to specialize in the future.


Research Interests

Cognitive neuroscience, attention, task representation, biological psychology


Presentations

Desai, M., Heo, Y., & Nguyen, T., (2017, Apr 4). Voluntary task switching: A pilot study. Poster presented at the annual Callosum Conference at GSU/GT Center for Advanced Brain Imaging, Atlanta, GA.