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Virtual Wednesday Nite @ The Lab

"Use It or Lose It: the Role of Environmental Enrichment in Cognitive Aging"; Corinna Burger; Neurology

Event Details

Wednesday, March 17, 2021
7-8:15 p.m.
Cognitive reserve/resilience is a growing focus in the field of aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and, although high educational attainment provides resilience to age-related cognitive impairment and AD, the molecular mechanisms giving rise to the functional benefits of high cognitive activity are unknown. My lab studies how environmental enrichment improves cognitive function in aging rats to identify pharmacological or lifestyle changes that can provide resilience to the effects of aging.