New Perspectives in Ageing Research: Towards an Integration of Methods and Modalities

Workshop 4.-5.12.2014: New Perspectives in Ageing Research: Towards an Integration of Methods and Modalities

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Over the last years research on ageing has received increasing attention. This trend has been fuelled not only by the need to meet demographic changes, but also by awareness of informative value provided by age effects. Ageing offers a unique window to functional limits as well as to potential plasticity and furthers our understanding of processing mechanisms. However, most research has approached perceptual, motor, cognitive, and motivational processes more or less separately so far. Our workshop will bring together leading experts in the field who complement each other with regard to functional domains and methods. The workshop aims to foster an integrative perspective on the complexity of ageing processes, including behavioural findings as well as neuronal correlates. Gathered expertise will allow a comprehensive overview of current research on age-related changes and will facilitate uncovering interwoven processes and interactions. We expect inspiring exchange, vivid discussions of future research directions, and impulses for innovative collaborations.

With contributions of the following speakers:

  • Karin Pilz, University of Aberdeen
  • Doug Garrett, Lifespan Dynamics Group, MPI Berlin & UCL
  • Krista Overvliet, VU University Amsterdam
  • Rogier Kieviet, Cambridge Centre of Ageing and Neuroscience
  • Aviv Mezer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Mathias Hegele, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Jutta Billino, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Ben Eppinger, Technical University of Dresden
  • Thomas Wolbers, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
  • Mihalis Doumas, Queen's University Belfast
  • Stephan Swinnen, KU Leuven