The influential power of personal experience in fostering interest of a topic is often usual when determining areas of research. Through time spent at the University of Washington Center on Human Development & Disability, the author found an increased interest in both the fields of psychology and neuroscience. More importantly, however, the author realized the value of interdisciplinary, cross lab, and community communication when addressing certain disorders, such as autism.
"The SVIP Study: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder,"
Sound Neuroscience: An Undergraduate Neuroscience Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: http://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/soundneuroscience/vol1/iss2/4