Livsvitenskap i lunsjen: The adaptive brain

ill. UiO : Livsvitenskap
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Once again we invited you to join us for Life Science Lunch, this time with the title “The adaptive Brain”. The year of the brain is coming to an end. Researchers at UiO undertake several different approaches to find out more about the mechanisms underlying the activity of the brain both in the absence and presence of different diseases that affects the brain.

Three researchers told us exciting thing about the brain from their point of view.

Does age itself affect brain and cognition?
Kristine Beate Walhovd, Professor, Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), Department of Psychology.

Storage of long-term memories
Torkel Hafting, Associate Professor, Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA), Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Cortical Circuits Group, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

Can oral infection be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease?
Ingar Olsen, Professor, Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry

Jørn Kløvfjell Mjelva, the president of The Cultural Event Association, The Norwegian Student Society (DNS), led us through the seminar, and you can watch the presentations here.

Read more about the brain research at different departments and faculties at UiO here.

The Life Science Lunches are a collaboration between faculties and departments, the Student Parliament, the Science Library and UiO: Life Science.

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