Healthy Minds: Mental Vitality Across the Lifespan
The Division of Neuroscience, the Division of Behavioral and Social Research, and the American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Task Force on Science cosponsored this workshop. As humans age, complex behaviors of attention, language, learning, and memory become vulnerable to insults, resulting in deficits that—although normal—can produce frustration and concern for elders. This workshop featured an examination of current knowledge of neural and behavioral changes in cognition with age. Presentations highlighted state-of-the-art research in neuroimaging and neurogenesis and included advances in interventions ranging from physical and mental activity to nutraceuticals.
Dr. Molly Wagster, NNA