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While a portion of the CNL’s research is geared towards understanding the structure and function of brain networks at a single moment in time (e.g., in healthy young adults), the broader research program of the CNL is aimed at characterizing how neural and cognitive function differs and changes over the adult lifespan (e.g., Chan et al. 2014 PNAS). By understanding the dynamic changes in brain network organization and function that accompany healthy adult aging, we hope to establish a reference point to which we can compare individuals who are suffering from neurological and cognitive impairment. This will both allow us to gain a deeper understanding of underlying deficits in impaired individuals and also possibly identify valid predictors of impending problems in the seemingly healthy.