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My laboratory uses magnetic resonance imaging methods to study human memory -- how the brain allows us to learn new things, recall world knowledge, and remember past life events. In particular, we are interested in understanding how the brain changes with age, and how these changes result in age-related impairments to memory and other cognitive functions. Many of the studies in my laboratory focus on understanding the factors that influence brain health as we age, including genetic markers, cardiovascular health such as obesity and hypertension, over-the-counter and presciption drug use, lifestyle choices such as exercise and diet, and cognitive activities. The goal of my research is to provide a better understanding of how older adults can maintain optimal brain health as they age.
Human Brain and Behavior Relationships; Human Memory; Neuroanatomy; MRI methods for Cognitive Neuroscience