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Research presented at annual meeting

Dr. Phillip Zoladz, assistant professor of psychology, and five current and former research assistants presented their findings in two posters at the 43rd annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held Nov. 9-13 in San Diego, Calif.

Taking part in the event were Ashlee Warnecke, BA ’11, a psychology major from Kalida, Ohio, Julia Pisansky. BA ’13, a psychology major from Canfield, Ohio, David Peters, a fourth-year pharmacy student from Canton, Ohio, Andrea Kalchik, a senior in psychology from Zanesville, Ohio, and Rachael Aufdenkampe, a senior in psychology from Vermilion, Ohio.

The presentations were: Kalchik, A.E., Peters, D.M., Woelke, S.A., Hoffman, M.M., Aufdenkampe, R.L., Findley, K.L., Wolters, N.E., Talbot, J.N., & Zoladz, P.R. (November, 2013). “Stress administered immediately before learning reduces false memory production and selectively enhances true memory in females.”

Zoladz, P.R., Warnecke, A.J., Burke, H.M., Frigo, R.M., Woelke, S.A., Pisansky, J.M., Robinson, C.M., Wolters, N.E., & Talbot, J.N. (November, 2013). “Pre-learning social evaluative stress exerts sex-specific effects on long-term picture memory.”

Peters said, “The opportunity to attend this conference is an experience that I can take with me for the rest of my professional career. It is an environment that promotes personal growth as well as critical recommendations to help further research in areas I would not have thought of on my own. I was truly blessed to be able to attend!”