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Aging Research Colloquium May 3

April 29, 2010

Colorado State's Aging Research Colloquium Series features research in aging from a multidisciplinary perspective. The ARCS's Monday, May 3 seminar concerns aging and its affect on memory.

Monday, May 3
Noon-1 p.m.
Gifford Building, Room 144

The Monday, May 3 presentation, "Aging and memory for proper names," is part of a monthly seminar series, the Aging Research Colloquium Series, featuring cutting-edge research in aging from a multidisciplinary perspective. 

We meet each month from noon to 1 p.m. You are welcome to bring a lunch!  The Monday, May 3 meeting will be held in the Gifford Building, Room 144.

The ARCS is organized by the Colorado State University Center on Aging in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

Speaker, Lori James, Ph.D.

Lori James, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, is the Monday, May 3 speaker. James' primary research areas are memory, language, and age-related changes in these abilities.

In her presentation, James will present findings related to how certain features of names, such as their descriptiveness, facilitate remembering or recalling those names. Using proper names as a model in memory research has high real-life relevance as many older adults complain that it has become more difficult for them to remember the names of people who they meet in their everyday life.

James' research has two goals:

  • Elucidating the mechanisms involved in memory and language function, and identifying areas of improvement
  • Stability and decline in cognitive performance in older adulthood

Who to contact for more information

Contact: Manfred Diehl