Juan Ventura, a Cognitive and Brain Sciences Ph.D. student, won the 2017 American
Psychological Association (APA) Travel Award and the American Psychological Foundation
(APF) Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarship. The APA Travel Award gives $300 to
100 students that are presenting research at the 2017 APA National Convention. Of
those 100 students, the top 7 submissions are selected for the APF Ungerleider/Zimbardo
Travel Scholarship and awarded an additional $300. The title of Juan’s poster is "Cognitive
Abilities in Non-Musicians and Musicians: Does Musicality Matter?" and investigates
the relationship between working memory, fluid intelligence, and musicality. The study
was completed with Juan’s advisor, Dr. Emily Elliott, and collaborators in the LSU
Music Cognition and Computation Lab, Dr. Daniel Shanahan and David Baker. The study
was funded by the LSU Department of Psychology’s Strategic Research Grant, a $1000
award given annually to several graduate students.
For more information, contact the Elliott Working Memory Lab at firstname.lastname@example.org.