Psychonomic Society features Overman's research on memory
A recent study by Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, and Alison Richard '16, was highlighted on the Psychonomic Society's blog.
In a recent article in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Amy A. Overman, an associate professor in the Psychology Department, a faculty member in the neuroscience program and an associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and Alison Richard '16, an Elon College Fellows alumna, reported the results of an experiment that tested a theory of how generating information affects memory for the context in which the information is learned.
Their research was recently featured in an article on the Psychonomic Society's blog titled "When HOOK lets you remember the voice of BOOK: generation effects for context" and promoted via social media. The Psychonomic Society describes itself as "the home for scientists who study how the mind works," and has a membership of more than 3,800 researchers from around the world.
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review is the flagship journal of the Psychonomic Society, and ranks among the top journals in the areas of experimental psychology and mathematical psychology with an Impact Factor of 3.08, according to Journal Citation Reports.
This project is part of Overman's ongoing research into the cognitive and neural mechanisms of memory. Overman was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate associative memory — the ability to link together multiple pieces of information — in young and older adults.
Overman and Richard also collaborated on the study with Joseph Stephens of N.C. A&T State University.