Amy Overman gives invited talk at UNC-Greensboro
The associate professor of psychology was invited to give a talk as part of the Hard Data Cafe series sponsored by UNCG's Department of Psychology.
Amy Overman, an associate professor of psychology and a faculty member in Elon University's neuroscience program, was invited to give a talk as part of the Hard Data Cafe series of UNCG's Psychology Department.
The talk, "Material-independent item-item and item-context processing in young and older adults," focused on older adults' memory for associations between items and between items and contexts. The results suggest new support for the BIC (binding of item and context) model of memory (Diana, Yonelinas, & Ranganath, 2007).
This project is the product of an ongoing collaboration with Dr. Nancy A. Dennis at Penn State University that focuses on elucidating the contributions of medial temporal lobe structures, such as the hippocampus and perirhinal cortex, to older adult associative memory. The research was conducted in collaboration with two current students Overman is mentoring: Luisa Cesar '15 and Abby Steinsiek '15.