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

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Cognitive Neuroscientists Connect & Present Findings at Conference

Feb. 28, 2017

About 250 cognitive neuroscientists recently converged at the Center for Vital Longevity’s fifth biennial Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference to discuss the latest developments in topics ranging from the biomarkers of aging and Alzheimer’s disease to the concept of cognitive reserve.

The conference, made possible with the support of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and the Office of the Provost, attracted scientists from more than 50 universities from across the globe and focused on four themes: “Neural Organization and Connectivity,” “The Biomarkers of Successful and Unsuccessful Aging,” “Cognitive Reserve,” and “Neural Stimulation, Cognitive Training and Enrichment.”

Dr. William Jagust of the University of California, Berkeley presented findings that suggest how the pairing of biomarkers such as amyloid plaque with studies of behavioral and neural changes can shed light on some cognitive changes that have previously been chalked up to normal aging but may reflect the early stages of Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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