First-year PhD student, Kylie Fernandez, presented her research at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting in NYC. Her poster entitled, “Asymmetry in attention and memory while learning in gain versus loss domains”, presents work in collaboration with Dr. Camelia Kuhnen of the UNC Kenan–Flagler Business School.
Thanks to a grant from the College of Medicine, the AD&D Lab will be collaborating with Dr. Daniel Paulson’s Orlando Later-Life Developmental Research Lab on a project examining the effectiveness of a new caregiver support group intervention. The project aims to reduce the burden associated with dementia caregiving, better understand how stress hormones relate to caregiver burden, and delay the transition of older adults with dementia to long-term care facilities. This project also involves collaboration with Dr. Cerissa Blaney (Clinical Psych) and Dr. Kimi Sugaya (Biomedical Sciences).
The AD&D Lab is embarking on a new fMRI study in collaboration with Dr. Natalie Ebner, Director of the Social-Cognitive and Affective Development Lab at the University of Florida in Gainesville. The project will examine how the brain integrates emotional and nonemotional memories about consumer products and how this affects value judgments later on.