Science Luncheon Series: Fall 2016

The Center for Vital Longevity's Science Luncheon Series is a program of weekly talks that brings together UT researchers and outside experts to talk about recent developments in cognitive neuroscience and aging research. All lectures will take place at 12:00 p.m. in the 8th Floor Conference Room at the Center for Vital Longevity, 1600 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX. Please RSVP to

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  • Sep. 12, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Expertise Research Contributions to Cognitive Aging: Examples from the Domain of Chess

    Neil Charness, Ph.D.

    Florida State University

  • Sep. 19, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Intracranial Electrophysiology of the Human Default Network

    Brett Foster, Ph.D.

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Sep. 26, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Less is More: The Role of Corpus Callosum Connectivity on Illusory Conjunctions

    Shuo Qin - Student Presentations

    UT Dallas - Center for Vital Longevity

  • Sep. 26, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Effects of Task Complexity, Video Game Learning and Aging on Task-Related Functional Connectivity

    Margaret O'Connell - Student Presentations

    UT Dallas - Center for Vital Longevity

  • Oct. 03, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Simulation Education for Developing Competent Surgeons: What We’ve Learned & Where We’re Going

    Aimee Gardner, Ph.D.

    UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Oct. 10, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    MVPA No Panacea for Cognitive Neuroscience: Issues w/ Feature Selection & Cerebrovascular Reactivity

    Joshua Koen, Ph.D.

    UT Dallas - Center for Vital Longevity

  • Oct. 17, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Linking the Cognitive and Neural Consequences of Activation in Working Memory

    Jarrod Lewis-Peacock, Ph.D.

    Univ. of Texas - Austin

  • Oct. 24, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Marijuana and the Brain: Studies in Long-Term, Heavy Marijuana Users

    Francesca Filbey, Ph.D.

    UT Dallas - Center for Brain Health

  • Oct. 31, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Keep Busy! Greater Busyness is Associated with Better Cognition

    Sara Festini, Ph.D., Aging Mind Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

    UT Dallas - Center for Vital Longevity

  • Nov. 07, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    The Dynamics of Spontaneous Cognition: Neural Underpinnings and Applications to Aging

    Jessica Andrews-Hanna, Ph.D.

    Univ. of Colorado - Boulder

  • Nov. 28, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    The Development and Etiology of Self-control Traits from Toddlerhood to Early Adolescence

    Jeffrey Gagne, Ph.D.

    Univ. of Texas - Arlington

  • Dec. 05, 2016 | Science Luncheon Series

    Cognitive Plasticity in Healthy Older Adults and At-risk Population: Cognitive Training and Exercise

    Louis Bherer, Ph.D.

    Concordia University