Gendle, alum publish paper

A research article authored by Mathew Gendle, assistant professor of psychology, and Michael Ransom ’05, a doctoral student in psychology at Ohio University, will be published in the October 2006 issue of the Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research.

Titled “Use of the Electronic Game SIMON as a Measure of Working Memory Span in College Age Adults,” the study details work demonstrating that the hand-held game SIMON has potential value in human cognitive assessment. In this work, the authors provide a standardized procedure for using the SIMON as a clinical or research tool, and present normative data describing SIMON performance in an adult sample. A preliminary report of the findings detailed in this paper was given by Ransom at SURF 2005.