Dr. Campbell's first student, Dawn Ryan, successfully defended her master's thesis, "Stereotype-threat, explicit memory, and cortisol in older adults" on July 22nd. The Campbell lab is celebrating Dawn for her accomplishment, and would like to thank her committee members, Dr. Cheryl McCormick and Dr. Stephen Emrich, as well as her external examiner, Dr. Alexandra Fiocco.
Graduate student, Dawn Ryan, gave a talk on the aging brain in Niagara on Lake on June 5th at the World Events Cafe. She outlined various relevant theories and discussed the implications of her thesis research. Her talk was very well received and we can expect a follow up meeting in the near future!
A Neurocognitive Aging Lab alumna, Ishani Atukoralalage, has been accepted into a master's program for Anatomical Sciences at Queen's University.
Over the course of her internship in our lab, Ishani gained extensive hands-on experience in the research process by testing participants, organizing data, discussing project trajectories, planning experimental studies, and processing biological samples. Ishani is pictured here running hormone assays for graduate student, Dawn Ryan's thesis project, Hormones across the Lifespan.
We wish Ishani all the best with her studies and celebrate her accomplishment!
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The Campbell lab attended the Toronto area Memory Group’s 5th annual spring meeting on May 14th, where two of the graduate students, Emily Davis and A. Dawn Ryan, gave talks. Pictured above is Emily Davis, presenting research on eye tracking and memory in older adults. Dawn Ryan presented her thesis research, investigating the role of cortisol on memory performance.
Dr. Campbell has been awarded a grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation to purchase new EEG and eye-tracker systems for the lab. These systems have high temporal precision; that is, they can record effects that only last for a few milliseconds in the brain or eyes. Since attention effects are often short-lived, this equipment will allow the Campbell lab to gain a better understanding of how aging affects one's ability to pay attention. For more information, see the full story in the Brock News.
Campbell lab graduate student, Dawn Ryan, traveled to Newfoundland last week to give two talks at her alma mater, Memorial University (Grenfell Campus).
The Campbell lab (and friends/family) participated in the Walk for Alzheimer's this past weekend. Thanks to everyone's generous donations, we were able to raise over $1,300 to support local programs and services in the Niagara Region.