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Overman and mentored students present research at Neuroscience 2017

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Laboratory represented Elon at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C.

The 10 members of Elon's Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging (CNMA) Laboratory recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to present their latest research findings at Neuroscience 2017, the Society for Neuroscience's annual meeting. More than 30,000 attendees from around the world were at the conference, which was held from Nov. 11-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Members of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Laboratory at Neuroscience 2017. Clockwise from top left: Emma Deneen, Ashley Howard, Amy Overman, Laura Bernstein, Brandi Williams, Alex Giglio, Elana Kaplan, Kayla McGraw, Joanna Salerno. Not pictured: Andrew Rowley  

Under the mentorship of CNMA Lab director Amy Overman, associate professor in the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program and associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, eight of the lab's undergraduate students co-authored four different research presentations.

Emma Deneen '18 presented a poster on her Elon College Fellows project titled "fMRI activation likelihood estimation of item-item and item-context associative memory," which was co-authored by Overman.

Ashley Howard '18 and Elon College Fellow Laura Bernstein '19 presented a poster titled "The role of corrective feedback in memory for contextual details," which in addition to Overman was also co-authored by Joseph Stephens of N.C. A&T State University.

Joanna Salerno '18, Kayla McGraw '19, Andrew Rowley '19, and Alexandra Giglio '18 presented a poster titled "Configuration of stimuli modifies the age-related associative memory deficit," which in addition to Overman was also co-authored by collaborators John Huhn III and Nancy Dennis of Penn State University.

Finally, Brandi Williams '18 presented a poster titled "Testing the negative repetition effect in older adults," which in addition to Overman and Stephens was also co-authored by Michelle Stocker '16. Stocker, an alumna of the Honors Fellows program, is currently a Professional Research Assistant at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Research in the CNMA Laboratory focuses on experimental studies of the cognitive and neural mechanisms of human memory, and is supported in part by a research grant from the National Institutes of Health, on which Overman is the Principal Investigator.

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12/5/2017 3:10 PM