During the fall semester, nearly 100 community members participated in a team-taught course highlighting the work of highly regarded University faculty with expertise in neurobehavioral assessment, measurement, memory, learning, emotion, and aging.
The course, entitled, “NeuroBehavioral Assessment, Measurement, and Intervention: Contemporary Trends and Implications” was facilitated via Zoom webinar, by the Illinois NeuroBehavioral Assessment Laboratory (INBAL) for their “neighbors” at the M2 building in downtown Champaign, members of the Illinois Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI).
The faculty members contributing to the course were thrilled to have the opportunity to share their work with such an informed, and enthusiastic audience. OLLI members and OLLI’s director, Christine Catanzarite, expressed appreciation to have the chance to learn from experts in the field, especially about topics such as memory and aging.
Presentations included the following:
Neal Cohen - "Life is all memory”
Monica Fabiani - “Taking the pulse of aging: Early predictors of brain and cognitive decline and risk factors for dementia”
Kara Federmeier & Suzanne Jongman - “Language over the lifespan: Is nothing predictable in older age?”
Wendy Heller - “A tale of two anxieties”
Kathryn Leskis - “Testing, testing 1-2-3: A backstage pass”
Dan Morrow - “Can conversational agents (avatars) help older adults learn health information?”
Raksha Mudar - “Memory slips: What’s normal, what’s not”
Elizabeth A L Stine-Morrow - “The promise of engagement for promoting lifelong cognitive health”