• 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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Scientists at the Center for Vital Longevity are engaged in a variety of research studies aimed at understanding memory, cognitive aging, and Alzheimer’s disease. Their studies combine state-of-the-art structural and functional neuroimaging technologies with research techniques in cognitive neuroscience with the aim of elucidating the changes that occur in the brain over a lifetime and how these changes affect specific cognitive abilities and behaviors.

Results from the center’s breadth of research will be instrumental in developing ways to slow cognitive aging and prevent or delay the onset of crippling disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

Examples of ongoing research projects include:

  1. Predicting who might be at risk of Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear
  2. Elucidating how memories are formed and retrieved, and how interventions might affect these processes and improve memory
  3. Investigating the effects of physical exercise and mental stimulation on memory and cognition
  4. Understanding how differences in East Asian and Western culture affect brain structure and function