Lectures and seminars ARC seminar with Lars Bäckman, Aging Research Center/NVS/KI
We would like to welcome Professor Lars Bäckman to our last online ARC seminar of the year, on Tuesday 14 December 2021. Join us via Zoom.
Lars Bäckman, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Aging Research Center (ARC)
"Longitudinal data on dopamine and cognition: 5-year follow-up from the COBRA project"
Lars Bäckman is investigating how human cognitive functions, memory functions in particular, are affected by normal aging and dementia, and the factors that underlie these changes.
This is being accomplished with the help of large epidemiological studies, intervention studies, and by using a variety of brain-imaging techniques, including fMRI and PET.
Another part of the research involves examining how factors such as health, education and different forms of physical, mental, and social activities affect intellectual functioning in aging, and the extent to which older adults may compensate for cognitive losses.