Students Attend Neuroscience Conference

Monday, November 20, 2006

Two Westminster College professors and six students recently attended the Society for Neuroscience Conference in Atlanta.

Dr. Alan Gittis, professor of psychology, and Dr. David Goldberg, assistant professor of philosophy, collaborated on a poster that described their cluster course on philosophical and neurobiological aspects of the mind. Gittis also presented a poster, coauthored by Lindsay Weber, class of '06, titled "Local Decisions in the Radial Arm Maze." It argued that the spatial decision-making used in some experimental settings really derives from more simple heuristic mechanisms.

Two of the students, Veronica Geretz, a sophomore psychology and philosophy major from Norwalk, Ohio, and David Mills, a sophomore exploratory major from Latrobe, displayed this poster at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience poster session held at the conference.

Contact Gittis at (724) 946-7358 or e-mail at or Goldberg at (724) 946-7153 or e-mail for more information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is ranked among national leaders in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 361 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and was recognized by the Templeton Guide as a "Character Building College."

Nearly 1,600 students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty, while choosing from 40 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa. campus.

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David Mills, Dr. Alan Gittis, Veronica Geretz, Dan Wren, Hyun Ji Eum (an exchange student from Korea), Dr. David Goldberg, Kristen Tarzia and Brett Bundy.