Perspectives on Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition

There will be presentations from international and national collaborators on cognitive neuroscience perspectives. The seminar will also include some of the most recent findings from LCBC.

Time and place: Aug. 30, 2016 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM, The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Drammensveien 78, Oslo

09.00 – 09.20 Welcome to LCBC

09.20 – 11.45 Morning session: Cognitive neuroscience perspectives (chaired by Prof. Kristine Walhovd)

09.20 William Jagust: How might Alzheimer’s disease evolve over the lifespan?

10.10-10.25 Coffee break

10.25 Lars Nyberg: Brain maintenance – factors behind declining and preserved memory functioning in aging

11.15 David Bartres-Faz: Can non-invasive brain stimulation contribute to the study of the ageing brain?

11.35-11.50 Coffee break

11.50 -13.00 Lightning talks: Center for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition

13.00-14.00 Lunch (by invitation only)

14.00 – 15.15 Afternoon session: Genetics and molecular neuroscience perspectives (chaired by Prof. René Westerhausen)

14.00 Ragnhildur T. Karadottir: Neuronal regulation of remyelination

14.25 Meryl S. Lillenes: Altered DNA base excision repair profile in brain tissue and blood in Alzheimer’s disease

14.50 Tone Tønjum: On the Brain-Gut axis: Differential expression of DNA repair pathways in human brain and mucosal gut tissue

15.15-15.30 Coffee Break

15.30-16.30 Panel Discussions: Challenges of the life span approach (chaired by Prof. Anders Fjell)