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Kinesiology students, faculty present at Society for Neuroscience Meeting

November 10, 2015

UW-Madison’s Rachel Rodgers, Grace Bellinger, Andrea Mason and Brittany Travers presented at the annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Chicago last month.  

Rodgers and Bellinger are master's students in the Department of Kinesiology. Mason is an associate professor in the department and Travers is an assistant professor with the department’s Occupational Therapy Program.

They presented a poster detailing preliminary results of their study looking at bimanual coordination in typically developing children and children with autism spectrum disorder.  Their findings indicate that children with autism perform unimanual tasks more slowly than typically developing children. Surprisingly, no differences were found for the bimanual tasks.  They are further exploring the effects of individual differences on their results.

The Society for Neuroscience Meeting is an annual meeting for neuroscientists to present research, learn from experts, engage in discussion, explore new technologies and enhance careers. This year’s meeting took place in Chicago Oct. 17 to 21, with over 30,000 people in attendance from more than 80 countries. 

Presenting at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting