• 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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A Meeting of the Minds

Feb. 6, 2019 – D Magazine
CVL Hosts Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference

Cognitive neuroscientists from around the world gather in Dallas to present findings on the aging brain.

Socioeconomic Status and the Adult Brain

Feb. 5, 2019 – Dallas Jewish Monthly
Socioeconomic Status and the Adult Brain

CVL research highlights the complex relationship of socioeconomic status (SES) to brain function and anatomy in adults.

The Paths to Alzheimer’s

Jan. 20, 2019 – KLIF 570 AM
The Basics of Memory and the Risk for Alzheimer’s

Center Director Dr. Michael Rugg revisits Scott Murray in-studio for another round of “Relationship Roundtable.”

Decoding the Aging Brain

Dec. 14, 2018 – APA Monitor on Psychology
New Paradigms in Predicting Cognitive Decline

CVL research takes the long view of aging, exploring cognitive structure and function across the life span.

Separating Fact from Fiction in Preventing Alzheimer’s

June 17, 2018 – The Washington Post
Busting 5 Myths about Alzheimer’s Disease

Dr. Denise Park takes on the top five myths about Alzheimer’s Disease, in her Washington Post perspective.

How Income & Other Factors May Affect the Brain

May 15, 2018 – The Atlantic Magazine
Dr. Gagan Wig Discusses How Lifelong Experiences and Socioeconomic Status May ‘Sculpt’ the Brain

Work published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences featured in the Atlantic Magazine.

How Technology Can Help or Hurt Brain Performance

April 15, 2018 – KLIF 570 AM
Center Director Dr. Michael Rugg Speaks about “False Memories” and the Impact of “Too Much” Technology on Attention and Memory

On Scott Murray’s Sunday show, CVL also promotes upcoming public lecture featuring Dr. Adam Gazzaley.

Aging Mind Foundation Plans Two Winter Benefits

Dec. 6, 2017 – Dallas Morning News
Fourth Annual Aging Mind Foundation Gala is Set for Feb. 24 at the Joule

Center for Vital Longevity is a previous recipient of Aging Mind funding.

Can Video-Game Training Improve Cognition? Depends on the Game

Oct. 3, 2017 – Science Daily
The Type of Video Game Can Affect the Cognitive Benefit of Video Game Training

Dr. Chandramallika Basak explains the effects of two different types of games in Science Daily.

Researchers Calculating Alzheimer’s Effects

Sept. 20, 2017 – Dallas Innovates
Degraded Connections in Some Parts of the Brain Associated with Decreased Ability to do Financial Calculations

Research by Dr. Kristen Kennedy and David Hoagey originally published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Doing What You Can to Improve Memory

Sept. 10, 2017 – KLIF 570 AM
Scott Murray’s “Relationship Roundtable”: Good Advice for Memory & Learning with Dr. Michael Rugg

Center Director joins Scott Murray’s Sunday radio show for segment on memory.

The Amazing Fertility of the Older Mind

August 28, 2017 – BBC News
It’s never too late to learn – if you go about it in the right way

Dr. Denise Park speaks about the benefits of getting out of your cognitive comfort zone.

Annual BvB Game a Success with Proceeds Benefiting CVL, Among Others

August 13, 2017 – Dallas Observer
Brunettes Beat Blondes This Year, But All for a Good Cause

After a competitive first half, the “Bru Crew” pulled away for their fourth straight victory. Visit the Dallas Observer’s photo gallery.

The Inspiration of a Girl’s Grandparents Lives at the Cotton Bowl

August 7, 2017 – MySweetCharity
Game on Saturday to Raise Money for Research at CVL

D Magazine blog features personal story of 20-something who finds way to raise research funding for Alzheimer’s. CVL among beneficiaries of this year’s effort.

How Blondes & Brunettes Tackle Alzheimer’s One Powder-puff Flag at a Time

July 20, 2017 – DMN MEDIA
Center for Vital Longevity and UT Southwestern Among Awardees of Research Grants
10th annual BvB (formerly Blondes vs. Brunettes) Dallas Powder-Puff Football Game will benefit CVL among others.

Gene Subtly Alters Brain Network Activity With Age

July 1, 2017 – ALZ FORUM
CVL Research Team Publishes News Results in Journal of Neuroscience
Alzheimer’s Forum features CVL research on how APOE4 affects brain function and increases risk of memory loss.

Alzheimer’s Risk Gene and its Potential Impact on Brain Performance

June 28, 2017 – IBT NEWS
Drs. Chris Foster and Karen Rodrigue Highlight Characteristics of APOE4
The genetic variant is associated with a 10 to 12 fold increase in the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

Playing Video Games: The Bad, the Ugly, and the (Potentially) Good

April 10, 2017 – AAAS NEWS
Dr. Basak Discusses Differences Among Video Games
Some strategy-based games may provide cognitive benefits and help delay dementia.

The Effect of Video Game Training on Cognition and Attention

March 14, 2017 – DMN MEDIA
Special Senior Living Section about Distraction and Cognition
Dr. Basak speaks to the DMN’s Senior Living about the cognitive effect of video game training.

The Cognitive Benefits of Playing Chess

March 10, 2017 – CHESS NEWS
Dr. Basak Speaks about the Effect Chess-playing Can Have on Attention.
Some strategy-based games like chess may improve brain plasticity as we get older.