Amy Overman presents invited colloquium at Duke University
Overman was invited to share research findings with colleagues at Duke's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.
Amy Overman, associate professor in the psychology department and neuroscience program and associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, gave an invited talk on Jan. 26 as part of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium Series at Duke University. The presentation, which focused on Overman's research on memory and aging, was titled "Characterizing the age-related associative deficit: Is it uniform?" Overman discussed several of the peer-reviewed research studies from her laboratory that are providing the field with a more nuanced understanding of age-related changes in memory for associations - that is, the ability to link together multiple pieces of information.
The research mentioned in the talk includes contributions from 21 current and former undergraduate students from Elon College, the College of Arts and Sciences, who were mentored by Overman in her laboratory, the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Lab. This ongoing work is supported in part by a grant to Elon from the National Institutes of Health, and also involves collaborations with researchers at Penn State University and North Carolina A&T State University.
The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN) is part of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences, whose mission is "to advance interdisciplinary research and education that transforms our understanding of brain function and translates into innovative solutions for health and society." In addition to Overman's colloquium, the 2017-2018 CCN Colloquium Series includes talks by researchers from Harvard, Oxford, Princeton, MIT and other prestigious institutions.