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  Mat Gendle, Associate Professor of Psychology

  Mailing Address: Campus Box 2337, Elon University, Elon, NC, 27244-2010
  Office: Long 208C

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As a neuroscientist, my principal scholarly interests are in the areas of nutritional neuroscience, neuropharmacology, addiction and dependency, consciousness, and neurotoxicology. I currently have several active areas of research, including investigations of: 1) the relationships between cholesterol levels and cognitive function (in particular, components of cognition that are mediated by the prefrontal cortex); 2) the effects of nutritional supplements such as 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) and kava on cognition; 3) Ultraviolet light dependency (i.e. "tanning addiction"); and, 4) various neurobiological aspects of human consciousness. I received a B.S. from Hobart College in biology and psychology, and a Ph.D. in biopsychology from Cornell University. Since 2003 I have been teaching courses at Elon in neuroscience, consciousness, and general psychology.

Education:

Ph.D. Cornell University

B.S. Hobart College

Courses Taught:

Behavioral Neuroscience

Introduction to Psychology

Principles of Drug Action

Senior Seminar

Seminar in Neuroscience

The Global Experience

Mentoring and supervision of undergraduate research projects