Lecture 'Understanding the Neural Basis of 'Cognitive Reserve'

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23-05-2019 from 12:00 to 13:30
UZ Gent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Gent
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - Department of Head and Skin
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Cognitive Reserve (CR) - enriched knowledge acquisition over the lifespan conferring resilience against degenerative disease and brain trauma.

Guest speaker, as part of the Interdisciplinary Medicine & Health Seminars: Bruce McNaughton (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine, California.)

For a given level of brain pathology, patients with higher educational status, occupational achievement, bilinguality, vocabulary, school grades and other indices of enriched lifestyles, show fewer symptoms of dementia. The term 'Cognitive Reserve (CR) has been coined to denote this effect. In this talk Bruce McNaughton will explore the computational principles that may help understand the nature of CR, and some of the neural mechanisms through which we believe CR is created. He will touch on topics such as hippocampal-cortical interactions, the role of memory replay during sleep, and recent insights from animal optical imaging studies that shed light on how hippocampal output shapes neocortical representations.

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