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Learning and brain plasticity: understanding individual variability across the lifespan.

Decline of cognitive abilities with age is one of the main factors that impair quality of life. However, the mechanisms of brain training that sustain cognitive abilities in ageing remain largely unknown. Understanding the mechanisms that lead to rapid decline or maintain high levels of performance is a core issue in cognitive ageing. Here i propose to combine behavioral measurements, neuroimaging, and mathematics for the systematic investigation of individual variability in learning ability across the lifespan. This work offers the potential to identify markers of brain plasticity and recovery of function in ageing and determine functional rather  than chronological age.

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BRAINfest: 23-25 June 2017

Jun 15, 2017

The Adaptive Brain Lab are very excited to be taking part in the University of Cambridge's first ever BRAINfest. This exciting public engagement event aims to give the general public a chance to learn and ask questions about Neuroscience first-hand from researchers at the forefront of the field.

ABL at the Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Jun 13, 2017

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival, a city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. The Adaptive Brain Lab took part, spending the day presenting our work alongside other labs from the psychology department.

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