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Elon students present at regional neuroscience conference

Two senior psychology majors presented their research March 27 at Wake Forest University during the 2010 Symposium for Young Neuroscientists and Professors of the Southeast.

Honors Fellow Kimberly Duggins presented a poster titled “Older adult memory for crime information: A behavioral and electrophysiological study,” which described differences between older and younger adults with regard to memory for incriminating and exonerating details of a crime.

Duggins' presentation was co-authored by her faculty research advisor, assistant professor Amy Overman, as well as by Joseph Stephens of North Carolina A&T State University and Meredith Allison of Elon University.

Elon College Fellow Abbe Golding gave a presentation titled “Effects of oral 5-HTP administration on a computerized decision making task," which discussed research demonstrating how distinct aspects of decision making can be differentially altered through the manipulation of serotonin, a chemical used for cell signaling in the brain.

Golding's talk was co-authored by her faculty research advisor, associate professor Mathew Gendle, and was supported by a travel grant awarded to her by the conference organizers.

Eric Townsend,
3/29/2010 2:50 PM