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CVL Researchers Attend International Meeting on Behavioral Neuroscience

July 8, 2016 – At the 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Behavioural Neuroscience in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Dr. Kristen Kennedy, with co-author Dr. Karen Rodrigue gave a talk on how the brain adapts to handle working memory tasks as we age.

Dr. Kennedy has found that prefrontal cortex modulation to increasingly difficult working memory load declines across the lifespan, and is significantly associated with poorer accuracy on the task in the scanner, as well as on working memory tasks outside the scanner.  These data were collected in the Center for Vital Longevity’s joint Kennedy and Rodrigue labs, funded by two National Institute on Aging R00 grants to collect a large lifespan study of brain structure, function and cognition.

The entire 2016 conference featured symposia on episodic memory and aging, as well as network contributions to cognition. Last year’s ISBN annual meeting, held in the United States, was organized by Drs. Kennedy and Rodrigue and touched on a number of subjects including movement disorders and the effects of inflammation on the nervous system.