This workshop's goal was to seek expert opinion on the comparability of executive functions across different populations, species, and cognitive levels and the feasibility of using brain imaging to improve measurement. The aging of executive functions was viewed as a public health issue that needs attention in terms of measurement and development of adequate interventions. Discussions highlighted the following:
Recommendations from this meeting were used to develop NIA's initiative on executive functions and aging. Recommendations were presented at the Trans-NIH Conference on Executive Functions to form the basis for future research collaborations. A meeting report was prepared and presented to Council.
Dr. Molly V. Wagster