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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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EXTERNAL EVENTS

UPCOMING

                                    • Feb. 25, 2019

                                      TBD

                                      Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas

                                      Dr. Kristen Kennedy
                                      Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas

                                  March 23-26, 2019

                                  Contributions of semantic memory to the recollection of unique episodes

                                  Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco

                                  Dr. Michael Rugg
                                  Center for Vital Longevity, UT Dallas

DALLAS AGING & COGNITION CONFERENCE

Every two years, the Center for Vital Longevity hosts the Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference (DACC). This biennial conference brings together scientists from across the world to share their latest findings and insights in the cognitive neuroscience of aging.

Stay tuned for information on the 2021 conference.

The DACC Program Archive:

2019 program

2017 program

2015 program

2013 program

2011 program

2010 program

 

2019 Guest Speaker Chosen

SAVE THE DATE: The next Jean & Bill Booziotis Lecture will be held on April 25, 2019 at the Communities Foundation of Texas.
 

The guest speaker is Dr. Elizabeth Phelps from Harvard University on:
“Memory, Emotion and the Brain: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”

Join us as Dr. Phelps describes her research on the impact of emotion on our memories, for good and ill. From 9/11 to Christine Blasey Ford, she will review the science behind emotion’s impact on our memories.

 

For tickets, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-jean-and-bill-booziotis-distinguished-lecture-tickets-56597936953

 

 


About the Lecture Series

The Jean & Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture occurs annually in April and is open to the public.

The aim of the lecture series is to highlight distinguished visitors in the area of cognitive neuroscience to Dallas, and to facilitate the spread of their knowledge and research through our community.

Another key aspect of the lectures is that they form part of CVL’s public education mission, particularly among young adults students interested in science.

The first Jean and Bill Booziotis Distinguished Lecture in 2014 featured Dr. John Jonides, a memory researcher at the University of Michigan who discussed evidence-based ways one can train the mind to improve cognitive function.

The second lecture in 2015 featured Dr. Claudia Kawas, a geriatric neurologist and researcher in the areas of aging and dementia, from the University of California, Irvine. In her lecture, she decribed the cognitive and health traits of the “Oldest Old” — people more than 90 years of age who are one of the fastest growing age groups in the United States.

The third lecture featured MIT’s Dr. John Gabrieli, who highlighted what principles of brain organization are consistent across individuals, and how brains vary across people due to age, personality, and other dimensions of individuality.

Dr. Marilyn Albert of Johns Hopkins was the fourth lecture speaker in 2017. Dr. Albert highlighted the challenges of accurately diagnosing Alzheimer’s, and distinguishing it from other age-related brain diseases and conditions that can affect memory and behavior.

The most 2018 lecture featured Dr. Adam Gazzaley, professor of neurology, physiology and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Gazzaley is also the founder of Neuroscape, a translational neuroscience center at UCSF that is developing novel brain assessment and optimization approaches.

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