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

Preserving Cognitive Health in Older Adults

Synapse Intervention Highlighted on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show

Investigators Take Cognition Findings to India

Dr. Park Comments on New Training Study

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Talks and Meetings

Alzheimer's Imaging Consortium (July 12th) in Copenhagen, Denmark

Michelle Farrell - “Amyloid accumulation in early and middle adulthood: The impact of life experience.”

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.”

International Cultural Neuroscience Consortium Conference (Apr. 4th) in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Denise C. Park - “Cultural neuroscience of the perceptual brain.”

Recent Publications

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.

Park, DC; Bischof, GN. (2013). The aging mind: neuroplasticity in response to cognitive training. Dialogues In Clinical Neuroscience, 15: 109-19.

Park, DC; Lodi-Smith, J; Drew, L; Haber, S; Hebrank, A; Bischof, GN; Aamodt, W. (2013). The Impact of Sustained Engagement on Cognitive Function in Older Adults: The Synapse Project. Psychological Science.

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