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  Amy Overman, Associate Professor of Psychology

  Mailing Address: Campus Box 2337, Elon University, Elon, NC, 27244-2010

  Office: Long 208E

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I am a cognitive neuroscientist and my research focus is on cognitive processes, such as memory and attention, and how these differ between older and younger adults. I am also interested in how the brain’s property of plasticity can be harnessed to improve cognitive function. I investigate age-related changes in cognition and brain function using both behavioral and event-related potential methodologies. I received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Allegheny College and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychology with a Cognitive Neuroscience Concentration from the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, a joint institute of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University. I helped to create Elon's Neuroscience minor and I currently serve as a member of the Neuroscience Advisory Committee and as faculty advisor for the Elon University Neuroscience Club.

Education:

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

M.S.  University of Pittsburgh and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

B.S. Allegheny College, Magna Cum Laude

Courses Taught:

Introduction to Psychology

Behavioral Neuroscience

Memory & Memory Disorders

Neuroplasticity

Mentoring and supervision of undergraduate research projects

Links:

Society for Neuroscience

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Cognitive Neuroscience Society