• 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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CVl Annual Review

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 For those unable to join us at CVL, the talks are routinely telecast to JO 4.306 in Richardson.


    • 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
    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 6, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    Testing Functional Properties of Episodic Memory Networks Using Noninvasive Stimulation

    Dr. Joel Voss
    Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


  • 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 16, 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


  • April 25, 2018 | Science Luncheon Series

    Technology meets Neuroscience – A Vision of the Future of Brain Optimization

    Dr. Adam Gazzaley
    University of California, San Francisco

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

To access the archive of all CVL Science Luncheons since 2014, click here.

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