University of Texas at Dallas Center for Vital Longevity
Park Aging Mind Laboratory
The Park lab

The Park Aging Mind Laboratory at The University of Texas at Dallas is a part of the Center for Vital Longevity. The lab is dedicated to unlocking the secrets of the aging mind and the maintenance of cognitive health. Led by director Dr. Denise C. Park, lab scientists use advanced brain-imaging technology and research techniques in cognitive science with the aim of understanding, maintaining and improving the vitality of the aging mind. The evidence-based results from such studies ultimately could lead to new interventions to maintain mental vitality in an aging populace.

If you are interested joining the Park Lab as a doctoral graduate student, please apply to the Cognition and Neuroscience School Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Parklab in the News

Dr. Gerard Bischof Successfully Defends Dissertation

Learning A New Skill Works Best To Keep Your Brain Sharp

Preserving Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Synapse Intervention Highlighted on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

More news

Talks and Meetings

Three accepted platform talks to Society for Neuroscience

We are delighted to accounce three accepted platform talks to Society for Neuroscience (SFN) from the DLBS team: Dr. Kristen Kennedy, Dr. Zhuang Song, & Dr. Gerard Bischof. This conference will be held November 15-19 in Washington, DC.

For more information about this upcoming meeting, click here

Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (July 13th) in Copenhagen, Denmark

Peiying Liu - "Impact of B-Amyloid burden on brain perfusion and vascular reactivity in normal aging."

Recent Publications

Peng, S.-L; Dumas, J.A.; Park, D.C.; Liu, P.; Filbey, F.M.; McAdams, C.J.; Pinkham, A.E; Adinogg, B.; Zhang, R.; Lu, H. (In press). Age-related increase of resting metabolic rate in the human brain. Neuroimage.

Chan, MY; Haber, S; Drew, LM; Park, DC. (2014). Training Older Adults to Use Tablet Computers: Does It Enhance Cognitive Function?. The Gerontologist.

Liu, P; Hebrank, AC; Rodrigue, KM; Kennedy, KM; Section, J; Park, DC; Lu, H. (2013). Age-related differences in memory-encoding fMRI responses after accounting for decline in vascular reactivity. NeuroImage, 78: 415-25.

More publications