Assistant Professor of Psychology
Hauser Hall 118
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DegreesPHD, 2010, Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh; MS, 2008, Univ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh; BA, 2004, Drew Univ
Elisabeth Ploran is an Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience, teaching courses in Sensation & Perception, Research Methods, and Cognition, as well as Behavioral Neuroscience on occasion. She received her dual B.A. degree in Psychology and Political Science from Drew University in 2004, M.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008, and Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010. She then spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Raja Parasuraman and Jim Thompson at George Mason University in Virginia.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Ploran is working on several projects investigating hippocampal and striatal contributions to spatial navigation and memory using fMRI, real-world navigation with colleagues at West Point and Quantico, the neural substrates of perceptual decisions with colleagues at University of Pittsburgh, and amygdala function during fear discrimination with colleagues at University of Michigan.
Recent Courses Taught
|PSY 141||RESRCH METH & DESIGN||Undergraduate|
|PSY 166||SENSATION & PERCEPTION||Undergraduate|
|PSY 194||RES SEM: BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCI||Undergraduate|