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第8回人間系コロキアム(5/29/2013)のご案内

人間系研究戦略委員会では、活動の一環として平成24年度より「人間系コロキアム」を開催しています。平成25年度は国内・外からの招聘講師による講演に加えて、人間系所属教員による講演を企画し、人間系所属教員を中核とした領域横断的研究の更なる推進を目指すことといたしました。

第8回人間系コロキアムでは、下記の通りノルウエーからの招聘研究者によるセミナー講演を行います。教員、大学院・学類学生の他、広く多くの方々のご参加をお待ちしております。

日  時: 平成25年5月29日(水)  16時~

場  所: 筑波大学 総合研究棟A棟 A110

講演題目: Dedifferentiation of Cognitive and Motor Functions in Aging

講  師: Dr. Claudia Rodriguez-Aranda
      Dept. of Psychology, University of Tromsø, Norway

プログラム:16:00~17:30  講演・質疑応答
         17:40~             交流会(於A107)

講演要旨: During the course of aging a decline of specialization of functions takes place, which is known as the dedifferentiation process. Dedifferentiation is clearly observed in the tight interrelation of sensory, motor and cognitive functions that occurs with increasing age. At the Dept. of psychology in Tromsø, we are working on the study of dedifferentiation of motor and cognitive functions. We have recently launched a major project in which we examine the association of motor and cognitive declines in various aging populations ranging from healthy elderly adults to patients at the early phases of dementia. We focus on the study of fine motor changes in different activities of daily living such as speech, gait and dexterity and their association with cognitive functions. Standard neuropsychological assessment is performed for evaluation of cognition while the assessment of motor functions is conducted by the use of kinematics, voice spectrography and spatio-temporal analyses of gait. Our aim is to identify specific patterns of motor and cognitive changes in the different elderly populations. An ancillary goal is to employ these methods for the early detection of pathological changes such as in the case of Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, we are linking behavioral outcomes to structural and functional changes in the brain by the use of MRI techniques (DTI and fMRI). In my talk I will describe all phases of the study emphasizing the methods employed and I will present some recent data.     

主  催: 筑波大学人間系・研究戦略委員会

問い合わせ先: 筑波大学人間系研究戦略委員会事務局     
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