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Hayley Goodrich ’17 Looks into Binocular Rivalry in Neuroscience Research

Hayley Goodrich ’17 is replicating 2015 graduate Carly Poremba’s senior neuroscience thesis this summer in the hopes of contributing to the academic literature and research agenda surrounding binocular rivalry. Goodrich’s project, titled the Binocular Rivalry Study, seeks to test the efficacy of Poremba’s thesis conclusions regarding the postdictive effects of a later stimulus on a previously subconsciously processed stimulus.  More ...

Alex Mitko '16 working at BAL Lab.
Internship at BAL Lab Gives Mitko '16 Hands-on Neuroscience Training

Alex Mitko ’16 this summer  is taking the principles he’s learned as a neuroscience major at Hamilton into an internship with the Boston Attention and Learning Lab, a cognitive neuroscience lab located in the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Jamaica Plains, Boston. The BAL Lab conducts research that focuses on “the cognitive and neural mechanisms of attention, as well as the potential for enhancing attention abilities through cognitive training.”  More ...

Alex Jones '16
Alex Jones ’16 Investigates Effects of Vitamin C on Metabolism

This summer, Alex Jones ’16 is conducting an important research project to better understand how vitamin C affects growth and development. He is working with Professor of Biology Herm Lehman to study what role vitamin C plays in the metabolism of Manduca sexta, a kind of hornworm that is frequently used in scientific experiments. Jones and Lehman’s research this summer is one part of an ongoing project to determine how exactly vitamin C is necessary for growth and development.  More ...

James Robbins '16
James Robbins ’16 Exploring Public Health Challenges Through Levitt Grant

When most of us think about oral health, we might not think far beyond brushing our teeth and our next trip to the dentist’s office. James Robbins ’16, however, knows that there’s much more to it than that. This summer as a Levitt Summer Research Fellow he is researching water fluoridation for improved public health. Working closely with Professor of Biology Herm Lehman, Robbins has been researching the public health debate about water fluoridation.  More ...

Marina Palumbo '17 in the lab.
Marina Palumbo ’17 Investigates the Neuroscience of Learning

As a Hamilton College neuroscience major, Marina Palumbo ’17 has had to learn, retain, and access plenty of tough material. Befittingly, this summer Palumbo is working alongside Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology and director of the Neuroscience Program, to investigate long-term potentiation: the biological underpinning of learning and memory in the brain  More ...

From left: Michael Esterman, William Prinzmetal, Alexandra List and Alex Mitko '16
Alex Mitko ’16 Presents Poster at VSS Meeting

Alex Mitko ’16 presented a poster on May 18 at the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) annual meeting in St. Pete Beach, Fla. The poster, titled “An EEG Study of Illusory Conjunctions,” was co-authored by Mitko and Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List, along with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Boston University School of Medicine.  More ...

Rebecca Rees '16, Andrew Fletcher '17
Rebecca Rees ’16, Andrew Fletcher ’17 Awarded Coccia Foundation Scholarships

Rebecca Rees ’16 and Andrew Fletcher ’17 have been awarded Coccia Foundation Scholarships for study abroad in Italy this summer. The Coccia Foundation was established in 1994 by Cavaliere Joseph Coccia, Jr. and his wife Elda as an organization dedicated to the preservation and celebration of Italian culture, especially among younger generations at the college level.  More ...

Danny Lustberg ’14, and Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology.
Lustberg ’14 and Weldon Present at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting

Danny Lustberg ’14, and Douglas Weldon, the Stone Professor of Psychology, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 19. Meghan Hind, a student at Harvard University was a coauthor of the presentation.  More ...

The Doctor Will See You Now

Bellevue Hospital Center, which was founded on March 31, 1736, is the oldest public hospital in the United States, and has always been focused on individualized care for the patient. Charlotte Beers ’16, a neuroscience major, is experiencing this quality care first-hand as a research associate at the Manhattan-based care facility.  More ...

Alex Mitko '16, Katie Callahan '15, Hannah Zucker '15 and Christi Westlin '15.
Oh Say, Can You See? An Examination of Visual Attention

Scrutinizing the pages of Where’s Waldo?, searching for that pesky beanie and striped shirt, your brain is working hard to spot the elusive traveler. This summer, four students are examining various components of visual attention with Assistant Professor of Psychology Alexandra List. Katie Callahan ’15, Christi Westlin ’15 and Alex Mitko ’16 are each working on one of the three elements of the study, “Visual Attention: Failures, Dynamics and Interaction with Auditory Attention,” and Hannah Zucker ’15 is doing an interdisciplinary project.  More ...

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