UA Partners on Study to Improve Cognition in Older Adults
Lynn Nadel Receives 2016 Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award
Neuropsychology is the branch of psychology dedicated to understanding causes, assessment, and treatment of psychological disorders attributable to brain injury or disease. Neuropsychological science is informed by principles, theories, and findings from multiple scientific disciplines, including cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, rehabilitation psychology, and gerontology. In practice, clinical neuropsychologists collaborate with professionals from medical, social service, and educational backgrounds.
Lynn Nadel has been awarded the prestigious Norman Anderson Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society of Experimental Psychologists. The Society is the oldest in the field of Psychology, established over a hundred years ago by Edward B. Titchener, the British psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt. We congratulate Dr.
Researchers at the University of Arizona may be on the cusp of a breakthrough when it comes to examining the deepest parts of the brain. Their new technology, similar to an ultrasound, has the potential to measure electrical activity deep inside the brain. They have dubbed the project, Acoustoelectric Brain Imaging, or ABI. Stephen Cowen, assistant professor of psychology, believes ABI has much to offer the world of psychological research as well in the areas of diagnosis and treatment.
Cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but as the world’s population of older adults grows, researchers are looking at ways to prevent it. The University of Arizona, the University of Florida and the University of Miami have been awarded a five-year, $5.7 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to study whether a combination of computer-based cognitive training exercises and direct electrical stimulation to the brain can help improve cognitive functioning in older adults. Dr.
Friday, August 26th
Second Annual Graduate Student Data Blitz
3:30-5:30pm, ILC 130
Student Organizers: Peter Helm, Stephanie Nagl and Ruth Robbins