• 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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Fall 2019 Science Luncheons

The Center for Vital Longevity’s Science Luncheon Series* is a program of weekly talks that brings together UT Dallas 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.


    • September 9, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

      Adaptively Optimized Spectral Analysis of Oscillations Subserving Human Memory

      Dr. Andrew Watrous
      University of Texas at Austin


      • September 16, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

        The Moderating Role of Task Characteristics on Skill Acquisition and Performance

        Dr. David Frank
        Texas A&M University – Commerce


    • September 23, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

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

      Dr. Brian Gold
      University of Kentucky


  • September 30, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Modeling Value in Decision Making

    Dr. Kendra Seaman
    Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas


  • October 14, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    There’s Nothing Wrong with Cognitive Aging and Here is What to Do About it

    Dr. Paul Verhaeghen
    Georgia Institute of Technology


  • October 28, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Flexible Neural Mechanisms of Cognitive Control

    Dr. Todd Braver
    Washington University, Saint Louis


  • November 4, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Music and Consciousness

    Dr. W. Jay Dowling
    University of Texas at Dallas


  • November 11, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Aging and Mild Cognitive Impairment: Deterioration in Brain Function.  Can Exercise Ameliorate It?

    Dr. Binu Thomas
    UT Southwestern Medical Center


  • November 18, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Poles, Bowls and Dinosaur Bones: How Atypical Lexical Representations May Derail Sentence Comprehension in Children with Specific Language Impairment (SLI)

    Dr. Julia Evans
    University of Texas at Dallas


  • December 2, 2019 | Science Luncheon Series

    Episodic and Semantic Memory, Not So Different After All?

    Dr. Michael Rugg
    Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas


*The Fall 2019 schedule can be downloaded here.  To access the archive of all CVL Science Luncheons since 2014, click here.