Age-related modulations in cognitive functions and its cerebral correlates
Pr. Fabienne Collette is a senior research associate FRS-FNRS (Unité de Neuropsychologie Faculté de Psychologie, Logopédie et Sciences de l’Education à l’université de Liège Belgique) and is specialised in executive functioning in healthly subjects and in normal and pathological ageing.
Abstract: Cognitive deficits in several domains of cognition are frequently reported in normal and pathological aging, more particularly in the executive and memory domains. These deficits are associated to changes at the brain activity level. Brain activity changes were explained by a less efficient processing of information and the recruitment of compensatory processes, according to the cognitive task . However, a series of factors are prone to delay the occurrence of cognitive deficits, such as mental stimulation or physical activity. The identification of factors and techniques that contribute to maintain cognitive efficiency and/or counteract the effect of neurodegenerative diseases will allow optimizing quality life of older people.
29/03/2016 - 15h00 - Bibliothèque CRNL-DYCOG - CH Le Vinatier - bât 452 - 95 Bd Pinel à Bron