Speaker:

A/Professor Frini Karayanidis

Director, Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, School of Psychology, University of Newcastle, NSW 2308

Title: "Age-related decline in cognitive control: Role of CV risk factors" 

Abstract:

Ageing and vascular risk factors are both associated with increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia. However, it remains unclear whether the greater incidence of cardiovascular risk factors with increasing age impacts the relationship between age and cognitive decline. I will present evidence from both cross-sectional and longitudinal studies that vascular risk factors and associated changes in white matter microstructure affect global and process-specific measures of cognition, and especially cognitive control processes. I will discuss evidence that white matter health mediates the effect of age on cognitive ability, and implications for interventions to reduce age-related cognitive decline and stave off onset of dementia.

About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

The scheduled QBI Neuroscience Seminar series are held on Wednesdays from 11am-12pm in the Level 7 Auditorium of the Queensland Brain Institute, Building 79, St Lucia Campus, The University of Queensland. Additional seminars may be held at other times as listed below.

 

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