NeuroimAging - Grégoria Kalpouzos group
Our research focuses on the effects of ageing on structural, molecular and functional brain integrity, in relation to cognition. We also study genetic, physiological and lifestyle factors that modulate age-related brain and cognitive changes. We use a broad range of magnetic resonance imaging techniques and positron emission tomography.
We study the effects of aging on structural, molecular and functional brain integrity, in relation to cognition, as well as genetic, physiological and lifestyle factors that modulate age-related brain and cognitive changes.
Our research primarily deals with the interaction between brain structure-function and higher cognitive functions in aging, with a particular focus on memory (episodic/working memory) and executive control functions. These questions are addressed by means of structural (brain anatomy) and functional (brain function) MRI and measures of cognitive performance.
Our primary research interest concentrates on the brain basis of cognitive decline in old age. It is critical to find measurement tools that can predict future severe cognitive decline, such as the one typically observed in demented elderly people, as early as possible, before substantial irreversible damage has been caused to the brain.