Science Luncheon Series: Spring 2014


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 cvlevents@utdallas.edu.
Spring 2014 schedule (PDF)

  • Jan. 27, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Kathleen McDermott, Ph.D.

    Washington University in St. Louis

    “Effective Learning and Effective Learners: Behavioral and Neuroimaging Studies”


  • Feb. 03, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Alice O'Toole, Ph.D.

    University of Texas Dallas- School of Behavior and Brain Sciences

    “Computational models of face recognition: Where are we now? Where do we go next?”


  • Feb. 10, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Alex Martin, Ph.D.

    National Institute of Mental Health

    “Food for Thought- Representing and Tuning the Categories of the Mind”


  • Feb. 17, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Julia Evans, Ph.D.

    University of Texas Dallas- Callier Center for Communication Disorders

    “Atypical lexical-semantic processing in individual children with Specific Language Impairment:”


  • Feb. 24, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Paul Whalen, Ph.D.

    Dartmouth College- Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

    “Neural responses to facial expressions predict attention, bias, and personality.”


  • Mar. 17, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Scott Grafton, Ph.D.

    University of California Santa Barbara

    “How our brain networks both change and facilitates learning”


  • Mar. 24, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Michael Rugg, Ph.D.

    University of Texas Dallas - Center for Vital Longevity

    “Can data from neuroimaging inform psychological theory?”


  • Mar. 31, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Ian McDonough, Ph.D.

    University of Texas Dallas - Center for Vital Longevity

    “Neural Markers of Cognitive Ability across the Adult Lifespan”


  • Apr. 14, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Michela Gallagher, Ph.D.

    Johns Hopkins University- Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences

    “The Paradigm Shift to AD Prevention”


  • Apr. 21, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Danielle King, Ph.D.

    University of Texas Dallas - Center for Vital Longevity

    Lateral parietal activity during successful recognition of previously perceived and imagined events


  • Apr. 24, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    John Jonides, Ph.D.

    University of Michigan

    “Suppressing Short-term Memories: Basic Science and Translation”


  • Apr. 28, 2014 | Science Luncheon Series

    Cindy Lustig, Ph.D.

    University of Michigan

    “Keeping Distraction Out and Moving Focus In: Rodent, genetic, and patient studies of acetylcholine”