Colloquium: Functional MRI and the Development of Memory?

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Date: September 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: ZOOM
Category: Seminar

The Institute of Geronotology (IOG) fall 2020 Research Colloquia & Professional Development Series is pleased to present: 

What Can Functional MRI Tell Us About the Development of Memory?
Lingfei Tang, PhD, 
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Institute of Gerontology Wayne State University, Detroit

The ability for humans to register information accurately in memory is crucial for everyday cognitive and social engagements. Dramatic improvements in memory capabilities have been observed from childhood to adulthood, leading to interesting questions on how such improvements are supported. Over the past 30 years, advances in neuroimaging methodologies have led to a growing body of works linking the development of memory to the development in the brain. In this talk, I will highlight two key regions, including the prefrontal cortex (PFC) and medial temporal lobe (MTL) and their surrounding brain networks in their roles supporting memory development.  

Speaker BIO: 

Lingfei Tang is a research associate at Wayne State University, studying lifespan cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on the neural underpinnings of episodic memory development. He investigates key brain regions and their associated brain networks in relation to memory development and aging, using both functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electrocorticography (ECoG). Lingfei Tang holds a PhD from Wayne State University, a Bachelor of Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Auckland in New Zealand. He was previously a trainee at Institute of Gerontology and Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute at Wayne State. 

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Meeting ID: 839 1735 9955 Passcode: 997494

IOG Colloquia are Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30 am (unless otherwise noted). 

FREE and open to all!
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IOG Colloquia are presented courtesy of the Mary Thompson Foundation