Towards multimodal imaging of cognitive reserve: Development of simultaneous MR-PET for the study of cognitive reserve in healthy ageing

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Event Details

Date:
7 June 2018 at 12:30 pm – 7 June 2018 at 1:30 pm
Venue:
Monash Biomedical Imaging Auditorium, 770 Blackburn Road, Clayton
Campus:
Clayton
Open to:
Staff and postgraduate students
Cost:
Free
Categories:
Engineering; Medicine, Nursing, Health Science; Science; Seminars & Workshops

Description

Brain reserve refers to the capacity of the biological substrate to withstand damage, and cognitive reserve refers to the use of cognitive strategies to adapt to changes to the brain.

It is well-established that brain and cognitive reserve can delay the onset of age-related functional impairments, however the neural mechanisms of this protective effect are poorly understood. Ageing is associated with widespread changes in the metabolic efficiency of the brain, and emerging evidence suggests that changes in cerebral glucose metabolism may be the earliest indicator of age or dementia-related decline.

In this seminar, Dr Sharna Jamadar will discuss her team’s recent work to quantify one component of cognitive reserve: cognitive compensation; as well as their ongoing work to develop quantitative simultaneous BOLD-fMRI/FDG-PET imaging for the study of reserve.

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Name
Associate Professor Michael Farrell
E-Mail
enquiries.mbi@monash.edu
Phone
03 9905 0100
Organisation
Monash Biomedical Imaging