The Science Symposium is hosted every two years by the CVL.
The next symposium is slated for January 2016.
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The theme for 2014 was "Harnessing Brain Plasticity to Maintain and Improve Cognitive Vitality."
The 2014 Science Symposium runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at The Center for Vital Longevity on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. You can register here.
1:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m. Opening Remarks & Introductions
Michael D. Rugg, Ph.D.
Co-director, Center for Vital Longevity; Distinguished Chair in Behavioral
and Brain Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas.
1:15 p.m.– 2:15 p.m. Keynote Address: “Exercising the Mind and Brain”
Arthur F. Kramer, Ph.D.
Director of the Beckman Institute for the Advanced Science and Technology,
The Swanlund Chair and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m – 3:00 p.m. “Action vs. Strategy: Cognitive and Neural
Correlates of Complex Skill Acquisition and Transfer”
Chandramallika Basak, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Center for Vital Longevity, University of Texas at Dallas
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “The Synapse Project: Does Sustained Engagement
in Challenging Activities Improve Cognitive and Neural Function
in Older Adults?”
Denise Park, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Center for Vital Longevity; Distinguished University Chair in
Behavioral and Brain Sciences,
University of Texas Regents’ Research Scholar, University of Texas at Dallas
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Discussion
Led by Kristen Kennedy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, University of Texas at Dallas, Center for Vital Longevity
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
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