Divya Venkataraman

Divya Venkataraman

Divya is a high school sophomore in Monta Vista High School. She has always been incredibly fascinated with biology, neuroscience, and psychology. Her passion lies in research and medicine, and she is especially interested in neurological/neurodegenerative diseases. She enjoys making a positive impact in the world around her, whether it be through research, public speaking, tutoring, leading organizations, or advocating for mental health. In her free time, Divya loves to play the piano, dance, and read!


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A Peculiar Disorder: Phantom Limb Syndrome

A Peculiar Disorder: Phantom Limb Syndrome


Abstract It was the month of July 1886 when “The Case of George Dedlow” had been published. Due to unfortunate events in the Civil War, Dedlow had lost both his arms and legs. The ultimate phenomenon was when Dedlow complained of experiencing clenching and burning in the area where his limbs would have been. Dedlow recounts, “I...

Capgras Syndrome: An Ethical Review

Capgras Syndrome: An Ethical Review


Abstract Imagine waking up one morning to the smell of fresh baked cookies from your loving mother. Now, imagine seeing your mother, but thinking that she is an imposter, someone who looks exactly like your mother, but isn’t. “My parents looked funny the other day… I think they’ve been replaced by imposters,” Janet...