Kathryn Cushing, a senior Conitive Behavioral Neuroscience major, used her VURF Travel grant to present her research in Vancouver.
On her experience:
I am very grateful to have received ample support from Villanova University to attend and present at Psychonomics 2017. I presented a poster on my independent study on the aging positivity bias in semantic memory. We found an interesting correlation between age and components of semantic positivity bias. I was also co-authored on a presentation 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. I am honored to have attended Pyschonomics for the third time with the support of Villanova University. I am endlessly appreciative of all the opportunities Dr. Kan and Villanova Psychology has granted me.