Understanding How The Brain Ages
Our scientists are engaged in a variety of research studies aimed at understanding memory, cognitive aging, and risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease. Their studies combine state-of-the-art structural and functional neuroimaging technologies with research techniques in cognitive neuroscience with the aim of elucidating the changes that occur in the brain over a lifetime and how these changes affect specific cognitive abilities and behaviors.
Dr. Kristen Kennedy and her colleagues describe how they used a pair of imaging techniques to tie the degradation of circuitry in one region of the brain to reduced efficiency in executive functions.
After watching his great-grandmother battle Alzheimer’s, Vincent Edwards is using his prestigious fellowship award to join the fight against neurodegenerative disease.
After losing both of his parents to brain disorders, Greg Boydston is bringing hope to heartbreak through philanthropy.
These findings are important because traditionally these three aspects are studied separately, but only their combined study can help unravel their associations…
Researchers led by Dr. Chandramallika Basak conducted a large-scale analysis of the benefits of multiple training types for older adults.
Degenerative brain diseases affected her family for decades. Now she’s honoring their legacy in hopes to advance research…
Keynote speaker Joel Voss, PhD, director of the Laboratory for Human Neuroscience at the Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine, will present research on “Stimulating the Hippocampal Memory Network.”
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