My name is Cross Truesdell and I am a junior seeking a Bachelor of Sciences in Biology. I am currently in the Millersville Honors College and plan to fulfill my honors and departmental thesis through this research. I plan to accomplish this through Dr. John Hoover who is both my advisor and my independent study supervisor. I am conducting this study not only for the completion of my thesis but to expand my knowledge in a field that is unknown to me. I took a particular interest in the field of behavioral neuroscience because I believe that learning its pathophysiology and process’s will help me succeed in my future career. It will also better prepare for medical school and allow me to stand out as an applicant. Through this long and rewarding process, I hope to exceed my limits and achieve goals that I thought I could never reach. In the end I hope to provide results through research and experimentation that will benefit our community.