a Lecture

Friday, 03/29/2024 to 03/29/2024.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Texas Aging & Longevity Consortium, UT Texas

Memory and the Brain Across the Adult Lifespan in Under-Represented Populations

Presenter: Audrey Duarte, Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin

March 29, 2024, 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CT

Zoom: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/95475432425

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About the event

The Texas Aging & Longevity Consortium presents the annual UT Excellence in Research on Aging Award. This lecture will be presented by the award winner, Dr. Audrey Duarte, who is world renowned for her research on neural mechanisms of age-related changes. The public is invited to learn more about this topic.

This event is co-sponsored by the Center on Aging and Population Sciences (CAPS) with funding also provided by the generous support of St. David’s HealthCare and the David and Cindy Eigen Family.

Dr. Audrey Duarte is a cognitive neuroscientist who uses multiple, complementary neuroscience methods including electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and neuropsychological methods (i.e. neurological patients), to understand the neural mechanisms of age-related changes in episodic memory, which is memory for personally experienced events. The major aim of her research program is to understand the neural changes that underlie age-related decline in episodic memory, why some people age better, from a neural and cognitive perspective, than others, and to develop and implement effective interventions to alleviate this decline. She has longstanding and active interdisciplinary collaborations with neurologists, neuropsychologists, and sleep disorder clinicians, and with mechanical engineers, to investigate experimental manipulations that may ameliorate episodic memory impairments in people with Alzheimer’s disease pathology, and to explore sleep-related biomarkers of Alzheimer’s pathology. She has a particular interest in the cognitive neuroscience of aging in racial/ethnic minorities and the psychosocial factors like race-related stress, depression, and acculturation that influence memory and underlying brain function in diverse populations. Her lab’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Science Daily, and Ozy.