10th annual Research Day

The umbrella of 'Resilience' proved attractive, as it pulled in another sell-out audience for CCACE's 10th annual Research Day. It also proved effective, as it nicely covered the cognitive and mood-related work of CCACE and its planned evolution.

Our new Director, Andrew McIntosh, gave the opening keynote on his team's internationally-influential work on causes and consequences of depression. And James Boardman closed the meeting with a compelling set of discoveries about resilience in the brains and development of pre-term infants. In between, there were high quality talks from all the CCACE groups, again with resilience in mind, and addressing both cognitive functions and mood. So, along the way, the afternoon's speakers told us about, for example: neuroticism's Janus-faced association with death; how early life cognitive and social factors influence our brain's state in older age; and new genetic findings on cognition, dementia, and neuroticism. All in all, the CCACE message was: stay sharp and stay cool; it might just help to prolong your life. We all wish Andrew well in prolonging the life of our almost-decade-old Centre.

  

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 U3A talk to sell-out audience!

Hosted by The Dana Foundation, Ian Deary gave a talk to over 250 members of the University of the Third Age on the secrets of staying sharp in later life

Register for CCACE Short Courses

Registration is now open for our winter series of CCACE short courses:

Systemtic reviews and meta-anaysis (fully booked) / cognitive genetics / R programming (fully booked) / cognitive testing

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CCACE seminars

St Andrews Day seminar

Professor Paul Matthews OBE, Associate Director UK Dementia Research Institute, Imperial

"Using large population-based studies to understand age-related changes in cognition"

5.15pm, 28th November 2017

CCACE Software and Resources

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Guide to systematic reviews and meta-analysis / R programming script / Deary-Liewald Reaction Time Test / summary results for data sharing