Event Details

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - Wednesday, 30 August 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
QBI Level 7 Auditorium
UQ Location:
Queensland Brain Institute (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Ms Deirdre Wilson
3346 6300
Org. Unit:
Queensland Brain Institute

Event Description

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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'

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.

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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