As our life expectancy increases, so does the number of older adults in society. Aging is accompanied by changes at the level of the brain, cognition, and behavior. Yet, trajectories of age-related change vary strongly between individuals: In old age, individual differences are larger than ever. When and how do these differences manifest in the brain? Why do some people develop neurodegenerative disorders whereas others become 100 years old without significant decline? Which lifestyle factors can increase our chances at ‘healthy aging’? And how can our subjective well-being increase with age?
To answer these timely questions, the ABC Summer School ‘Gray matter: an interdisciplinary perspective on the aging brain’ will highlight the current knowledge on aging at multiple levels of explanation, ranging from neuroscience to cognition, and from health to disease.
Despite the corona crisis, the Summer School will continue and be made available online: lectures and tutorials will be accessible via remote (online) participation.
|15 June 2020||Irene van de Vijver||Introduction: Neurocognitive studies of aging|
|16 June 2020||Jan Hoeijmakers||The biology of aging|
|17 June 2020||Yvonne Brehmer||How to age successfully|
|18 June 2020||Ondine van de Rest||Aging and nutrition|
|19 June 2020||Paul Lucassen||Neurobiology of Alzheimer|
|Marcel Olde Rikkert||Alzheimer: a complex systems view|
|22 June 2020||Henne Holstege||The genetics of centenarians|
|23 June 2020||Rogier Kievit (Cambridge)||Psychometric models of executive function and aging|
|24 June 2020||Symposium|
The ABC Summer School is open to master's students and PhD candidates in fields relating to cognitive neuroscience, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, cognitive science, and other fields with a clear interest in aging and cognition.
The ABC Summer School is an annual event organized by the interdisciplinary Research Master's Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
|Studielast||4 EC, 2 weken|