The Center for Vital Longevityheld its biennial Dallas Aging and Cognition Conference last weekend focusing on the cognitive neuroscience of aging. Around 25o neuroscience, aging, and cognition experts from around the globe gathered at the Marriott downtown to learn and share their research.
The conference focused on the impacts of aging on the brain, and how dementia and Alzheimer’s are connected to brain atrophy. Its keynote address was by Dr. Lars Nyberg of Umea University, called “Successful Memory and Aging — What is the Evidence?” It included topic overviews as well as research poster presentations.
The meeting is part of CVL’s mission, which is to understand aging’s impact on cognition, and find markers that help predict those who are at risk of Alzheimer’s and other diseases. Founded in 2010, it receives funding from the National Institutes of Health and private donors and is part of UT Dallas. The research labs employ postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, research assistants and administrative support staff.
Below, see images of the conference from photographer Jason Janik.