• The Center mourns the loss of a dear friend and tireless CVL supporter. click here

  • CVL councilmember and benefactor’s life remembered in the Dallas Morning here

  • Aging-themed issue of Nautilus Magazine explores cognitive benefits of learning a new game such as chess, cites here

  • ‘Fitizen’ group at the Jewish Community Center of Dallas learns about research at CVL. click here

  • CVL research published in JoN finds that some memories persist in the face of strong interference. click here

  • Dr. Sara Festini’s research probes busyness levels and cognitive here

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Charting Our Progress is CVL’s annual review, with archives available

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Spring 2018 Science Luncheons

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 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 To see a listing of the ALL series taking place across the School of Behavior and Brain Sciences, click here.


    • Jan. 22, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

      Contributions of Executive Control to Speech Perception During Aging

      Dr. Avanti Dey
      Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas


      • Feb. 5, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

        Amyloid and Tau at the Margins of Alzheimer’s Disease

        Dr. Susan Landau
        Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley


    • Feb. 12, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

      Head Impact Exposure in Youth and High School Football

      Dr. Joseph Maldjian
      Dept. of Radiology, UT Southwestern


  • Feb. 19, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    A Systems-level Understanding of Cognitive Aging in Pre-clinical Models

    Dr. Sara Burke
    Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida


  • Feb. 26, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    Enhancing Neural Plasticity to Enhance Functional Recovery from Neurological Injuries and Disease

    Dr. Robert Rennaker II
    Department of Bioengineering, UT Dallas


  • March 5, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    Linking Brain Imaging Markers to Cognitive Change

    Dr. Julius (Trey) Hedden
    Dept. of Radiology, Harvard Medical School


  • March 19, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    Emerging Neurotechnology for Phenotypic Screening of Neurotherapeutics

    Dr. Joseph Pancrazio
    Dept. of Bioengineering, UT Dallas


  • April 2, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Brain Across the Lifespan

    Dr. Micaela Chan
    Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas


  • April 9, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    Evolution of Convulsive Treatment in Psychiatry: From ECT to MST

    Dr. Mustafa Husain
    Dept. of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern


  • April 23, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    Mechanisms of Social Impairment in Adults with Autism

    Dr. Noah Sasson
    School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas

*The full Spring 2018 schedule can also be downloaded here. Please check back for updates. Click here for the previous semester’s (Fall 2017) schedule.