Amy Overman presents at Society for Neuroscience
Assistant Professor Amy Overman presented two research projects at the 2011 Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference, held in Washington, D.C.
“Post-malaria cognitive impairment remediated by computer-based training: A case report” detailed improvement in memory and attentional processes in a 2011 graduate of Elon University who acquired cerebral malaria while studying abroad. After a 14-week computerized brain training program the participant demonstrated marked improvement in cognitive function. This project has been accepted for publication and will appear in the peer-reviewed journal NeuroRehabilitation in 2012.
“List discrimination and associative recognition: Effects of item repetition, pair repetition, and encoding strategy in young and older adults” was co-authored with Kathryn Milizio ’12, Jennifer Champ, ’11, and Dr. Joseph Stephens, a research collaborator at North Carolina A&T State University. This project is one of several in Overman’s ongoing line of research that investigates how associations (links) are formed in memory and how the ability to form associations changes as a result of aging.
Society for Neuroscience is the “premier venue for neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research on the brain and nervous system.” This year over 31,000 neuroscientists attended the meeting, which was held from November 12th through November 16th.