Neuropsychology students present research at international conference


Current second year student Maddison Miles and recent graduate Emily Matusz, both from the Psychological Sciences Applied Research concentration, represented James Madison University at this year’s annual International Neuropsychological Society (INS) conference in New York City. Emily presented her master’s thesis research and Maddison presented her first year project at this year’s INS conference. Both shared some reflections about their conference experiences.

PHOTO: Maddison Miles

Maddison Miles

Maddison’s reflections: “Attending INS in New York City was a great experience. Last year, I attended several presentations and sessions and was able to meet some amazing researchers. This year, I experienced what it is like to present my research to experts in the field at an international conference. It was very helpful to receive feedback and questions about my project, which in turn, gave me some new ideas for future projects. Many of the sessions I attended were centered around brain injury diagnosis and management. Attending these sessions and keeping up to date with the current research in the field has also helped me as I prepare to defend my thesis. I also enjoyed meeting up with current and past colleagues as well as being introduced to new ones. Since the conference was in New York, I took some time to explore the city as well. I am very excited to continue working on this body of research as I prepare to defend my thesis!”

PHOTO: Emily Matusz

Emily Matusz

Emily’s reflections: “Presenting my thesis research outside of the graduate program at this international conference was an incredibly insightful experience. It was great to receive feedback and to see that my project generated interest from others working in the field of neuropsychology. Several people expressed that they felt my masters thesis research would be a valuable contribution to the field and many recommended that I work towards getting this research published, which was extremely rewarding to hear. It was also great to be able to share this research with my current colleagues that I now work with in my position as a research assistant at Rowan Medicine. I look forward to applying the feedback that I received from others and preparing this work for publication!”

Published: Friday, March 1, 2019

Last Updated: Monday, March 4, 2019

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