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Elon professor & alum find Wii Fit a good fit for older adults

October 4, 2011

Still seeking the perfect holiday gift for your older relatives? Try the Wii Fit. New research by an Elon University alumna and her faculty mentor concludes that Nintendo’s Wii Fit benefits older people looking to improve and maintain balance, a key measure of fitness that both researchers say is often underappreciated by elders.

Professor gives advice for brain injury recoveries

October 4, 2011

Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords moved Wednesday to a rehabilitation center after surviving an assassin’s bullet to the head, the latest development in an ongoing story that has captivated the nation since early January. Assistant professor Amy Overman offers insight into traumatic brain injuries and provides advice for patients’ families in the latest in a series of videos where Elon University faculty members share their research and classroom expertise.

Lumen Scholar studies the psychology of learning

October 4, 2011

Ask an expert in any profession to share how he learned his job and you might not get a good answer. Ask a novice the same thing, and you could hear a detailed response. Jonathan Mahlandt, the seventh student to be featured in a series of E-net profiles on the inaugural class of Lumen Scholars, wants to know why this happens, the answers to which may one day help classroom teachers better educate young students.

Elon senior chosen to participate in Posters on the Hill

October 4, 2011

Kimberly Duggins, a senior Honors Fellow and psychology major mentored by Amy Overman, psychology, has been selected to present her undergraduate research, "Behavioral and electrophysiological effects of schema activation on memory for crime information in older and younger adults, " to members of Congress in Washington, D.C., in April.