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The Impact of Experience on the Aging Mind - BBS Colloquium

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences Colloquium Series

Speaker: Denise Park, PhD
Director of Research, Center for Vital Longevity
UT Dallas

Title: The Impact of Experience on the Aging Mind

Denise C. Park, Distinguished University Chair in Behavioral and Brain Sciences, began studying cognitive her freshman year in college, and since then, she has never stopped. As a young scientist, Dr. Park realized that almost nothing was known about how the mind changes with age and recognized that it was likely to become a very important topic as the baby boomers reached late adulthood. Hence, Dr. Park focused her entire career on the study of the aging mind and became an international leader in the study of cognition and aging. She joined the UT Dallas faculty in 2008 and previously held tenured professorships in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia, the University of Michigan, and the University of Illinois. She is the Founding Director of the Center for Vital Longevity, an outstanding research center at UT Dallas, where she is presently Director of Research.

Upon arriving in Dallas in 2008, Dr. Park developed the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, which has tracked brain/behavior changes in adults of all ages for the past 12 years. This landmark study is revealing how cognitively normal adults transition from cognitive health to cognitive frailty as they get older, and is leading to the identification of a neural footprint during middle age that can be used to predict future cognitive health or pathology in the future. 

The School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences welcomes you to attend the BBS talks online.

Don't miss the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and grow professionally by hearing these experts in their fields.

Join the talk online at 9:30am on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Webex Meeting Link
Meeting number (access code): 167 139 4824
Meeting password: kcRWPPyQ726 (52797797 from phones)
Join by phone: +1-469-210-7159 United States Toll (Dallas)

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Friday, April 16 at 9:30am to 10:30am

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Faculty & Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students, Graduate Students, International Students





Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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