Upcoming meeting

Workshop on Cognitive Aging
Dolce Palisades
Palisades, NY
October 23-25, 2013

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Agenda

Wednesday, October 23
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Reception, Dining Room 3 (and Patio, weather permitting) 
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Dinner, Dining Room 4
 
Thursday, October 24
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast, Dining Room

   

All general meeting sessions will be held in Room C370.

   
8:45 AM Welcome and opening remarks by organizers
   
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Session 1 - Setting the Stage
  9:00 - 9:30 Pattern separation, the dentate gyrus, and aging Craig Stark
  9:30 - 10:00 Age-related changes in dentate gyrus and cognitive performance Scott Small
  10:10 - 10:40 Provocative comments and general discussion led by Lila Davichi
   
10:40 AM – 11:00 AM Morning Break
   
11:00 AM – 12:50 PM Session 2 - Towards an ecology of cognitive aging
  11:00 – 11:20  A psychologist’s perspective – Dan Schacter
  11:20 – 11:40 A neuropsychologist’s perspective – Adam Brickman
  11:40 – 12:00 A cognitive neuroscientist’s perspective – Susan Sara 
  12:00 – 12:20 An MRS perspective – Doug Rothman
  12:20 – 12:50  Provocative Comments and general discussion led by Marcia Johnson
   

12:50 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch, Dining Room
   

2:00 PM – 3:40 PM 

Session 3 – Towards the etiology of cognitive aging

  2:00 – 2:20      Taking evolutionary biology seriously – David Krakauer
  2:20 – 2:40      What’s the role of neurogenesis?- Elizabeth Gould
  2:40 – 3:00      The brain in its physiological context – Tony Wyss-Coray
  3:00 – 3:30      Provocative comments and general discussion led by Yadin Dudai
   

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Afternoon Break

   

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Break-out sessions, Room C370, B-310, and B-325

 

The break-out sessions are the real heart of the workshop.   The workshop co-chairs have asked 4 discussion leaders (Ursula Staudinger; Lisa Connors; Carl Craver; Daniel Povinelli) to pose a question on the white board during the afternoon break.    Workshop participants can sign up to join a particular working group (final make-up of the groups may be subject to some re-balancing by the co-chairs).   We will have white boards and flip charts available in each breakout room.    The goal of each group is to be ready to present a research agenda on their topic – the things we really need to know and how we might go about knowing them.   We are talking “big questions here” not research details.   The groups will be asked to present first thing next morning.

   

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Reception and buffet, Dining Room

   
Friday, October 25
6:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Breakfast, Dining Room

   
8:45 AM Call to order – remarks by organizers, Room C370
9:00 AM – 10:45 AM Break out groups report – discussion 
   
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM
Morning break
   
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Final discussions about future directions.

12:30 PM

Lunch and departures, Dining Room