Kathryn Cushing received a VURF travel grant to present her research on Cognitive Control at the Annual Psychonomics Conference in 2016 and 2015.
On her 2016 experience:
"I am extremely grateful to have received ample support from Villanova University to attend and present at Psychonomics 2016. My research was regarding fast mapping or the rapid learning of novel objects. We were interested to see if disjunctive syllogism, the active rejection process, and semantic activation are required for fast mapping. Overall, we worked with approximately 250 subjects for the study. I was able to work with another undergraduate student and Dr. Kan and I am endlessly appreciative of all they do. I am honored to have attended Pyschonomics for the second time with the support of Villanova University."