“Using Memory to Guide Attentional Control in Older Adulthood”
Description: Normal aging is associated with declines in memory and attentional control, yet older adults perform as well as younger adults in remembering past experiences in which irrelevant information had to be ignored. This talk will introduce the audience to research on aging and reactive control, including evidence that measuring reactive control may distinguish normal aging from the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.
This seminar is part of a monthly series — Issues in Aging — that highlights current research and perspectives on aging-relevant issues from experts in medicine, social work, psychology, law and more.
Open to all; no RSVP necessary. Pizza and beverages will be available. Attendees are also invited to bring lunch.
For inquiries contact CenterforAging@wustl.edu.
Event Sponsors: Harvey A. Friedman Center for Aging at the Institute for Public Health and the Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Science at the School of Medicine