Second Century Initiative Fellow Studies Risky Behavior
Second Century Initiative (2CI) Fellow Olivia Tomeo is studying the relationship between hormones and risk-taking behavior through an interesting combination: monkeys, banana-flavored pellets, and a joystick.
Tomeo, from Fairfield, Conn., began her college career at Bucknell University where she received her bachelor’s degree in animal behavior and Spanish. She chose to attend Georgia State because of the resources available at the university’s Language Research Center, as a part of the Cognitive Sciences program.
“The resources available through Georgia State’s Language Research Center played a huge role in why I decided to attend Georgia State,” she said. “I was specifically interested in the Cognitive Sciences program because it offered an interdisciplinary approach to what I’m interested in studying. It allows me to be able to conduct my research in new and exciting ways.”