IBNS Lab News
Society for Neuroscience Annual Conference
The Society for Neuroscience annual conference is a meeting for 30,000 members of the neuroscience community to present and learn about research happening globally. Almost 14,000 abstracts were submitted to present novel research ideas. At this global meeting, researchers have the opportunity to expand their professional network, present current research, and learn about relevant research from across the field. The IBNS Lab presented a study on the physiological effects of transdermal vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS).
Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
On Monday, September 30th, 2019, Dr. Roosevelt, Brooke Roden, Dylan Shelton, Aiden Brummett, and Lee-Ellen Feezor attended the Arkansas Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience (ACSfN) Annual Conference and Business Meeting at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Brooke, Dylan, and Aiden presented a poster titled Evidence for the Noradrenergic Hypothesis of the Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Lee-Ellen and Brooke presented a poster titled Salivary Cortisol’s Relationship with Risk-taking Behavior and Alcohol Usage and Sensitivity: A Pilot Study. Lee-Ellen was awarded second place for poster presentation in the graduate student category.
IBNS in the Classroom
Students in Dr. Roosevelt’s Physiological Psychology class were able to gain first-hand experience in scientific research through the IBNS lab. Students conducted a DNA Extraction study where they were able to learn about how DNA is carried in saliva along with how DNA is replicated so that it can be genotyped. This was one of the first bench-type labs that was implemented into an undergraduate psychology course at Arkansas Tech University.