Students Present Research at Neuroscience Conference

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Students (pictured above, left to right) Krittika Krishnan, Priyanka Nadar, Elena Ngyuen, and Linnea Kuglitsch joined more than 31,000 attendees at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington DC. The group presented research on the effects of different picture stimuli — men, babies, or nature pictures — on behavior in the ultimatum game, an economics exercise that measures both generosity and willingness to punish. The students’ research summarized the results from a class project from last spring’s Honors Colloquium taught by Associate Professor of Psychology Louise Freeman and Professor of Philosophy Roderic Owen, Human Morality: Nature and Nuture. The Society for Neuroscience annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists from around the world to debut cutting-edge research.


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