Natasha Matta

Natasha Matta

Hello! My name is Natasha Matta, and I'm a high school junior from the San Francisco Bay Area interested in cognitive neuroscience, psychopathology, neurodegenerative diseases, and neurolaw. My research focuses on a novel network approach to diagnosing and understanding the highly misunderstood adolescent borderline personality disorder and mapping its connections to ADHD and ODD in childhood for patient-specific treatment and opportunities for early intervention.


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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Overview and Current Advancements

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: Overview and Current Advancements


Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neuron disease (MND) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that harms motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, causing gradual muscle weakness, loss of movement, and paralysis [1]. Approximately 30,000 people in the United States are affected...