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Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 10:00 AM

Memory and the Aging Brain


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An MRI brain scan.
Hayden Bird/Getty Images
An MRI brain scan.

Many people complain of a failing memory as they age. Is a decrease in recall the natural fate of an aging brain? Or is the new age of information overload also to blame? We talk with brain specialists about aging, what causes our memories to fail and how to keep the brain fit.

Host: Ysabel Duron

Guests:

  • Denise Park, co-director of the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas at Dallas, and distinguished university chair in behavioral and brain sciences
  • Dr. Adam Gazzaley, director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center at UCSF
  • Dr. Joel Kramer, professor of neuropsychology at UCSF Medical Center and director of neuropsychology at UCSF's memory and aging center

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