• 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

CVl Annual Review

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

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Spring 2019 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.


    • Feb. 4, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

      Neuromodulatory Signaling in Motor Cortical Plasticity

      Dr. Catherine Thorn
      School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas


      • Feb. 11, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

        Blood Markers of Cognition in Health and Disease

        Dr. Mark Mapstone
        University of California, Irvine


    • Feb. 18, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

      Cognitive & Socio-emotional Development After Repeated Exposure to General Anesthesia in Infant Rhesus Monkeys

      Dr. Mark Baxter
      Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai


  • Feb. 25, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Social Cognition and Introspective Accuracy as Determinants of Functional Outcomes in Schizophrenia

    Dr. Amy Pinkham
    School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, UT Dallas


  • March 4, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Understanding Memory Disorders: At the Level of Cognitive Process or Representational Content

    Dr. Morgan Barense
    University of Toronto


  • March 11, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    An attempt at explaining the relationship between BOLD deactivations, attentional control, and learning & memory

    Dr. Steve Nelson
    Waco VA Medical Center


  • April 1, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Advancing Magnetic Seizure Therapy Through Translational Neurocognitive Science

    Dr. Shawn McClintock
    UT Southwestern Medical Center


  • April 8, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Neurocognitive Aging: Investigating Contributions of Clinically Silent Pathology and Cognitive Reserve

    Dr. Brian Gold
    University of Kentucky


  • April 15, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Metabolic Imaging of the Human Brain using 9.4T MRI: from Systems Architecture to Neuroscience

    Dr. Anke Henning
    UT Southwestern Medical Center


  • April 22, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Age-related memory differences: What can and cannot be controlled

    Dr. Chris Foster
    Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas


  • April 26, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Mechanisms of Threat Control

    Dr. Elizabeth Phelps
    Harvard University


  • April 29, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    The Good, the Bad, and the Forgotten: Emotional Memory across the Adult Lifespan

    Dr. Elizabeth Kensinger
    Boston College


*The Spring 2019 schedule can be downloaded here. Click here for the previous semester’s (Fall 2018) schedule. To access the archive of all CVL Science Luncheons since 2014, click here.