Laura Kurdziel, M.S., is a Doctoral Candidate in Neuroscience and Behavior Cognition and Action Lab. She recently presented her paper “Emotional Memory Consolidation and Napping in Preschool Children” at the Pediatric Sleep Medicine Conference in Amelia Island, FLA. Kurdziel is a member of the Congnition and Action lab under the advisement of Dr. Rebecca Spencer, and primarily studies the role of sleep in learning and memory among preschool-aged children. She is particularly interested in the function of napping within the preschool classroom, and how naps may enhance learning outcomes of early education. Lauri recieved a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland, and an M.S. in Amimal Behavior from Bucknell University.

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