May 03, 2012
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
|Where||The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education|
|Contact Name||Jill Conrad|
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Memory is not a unitary faculty. Rather, it consists of several functional systems, each contributing in unique ways to the encoding, storage, and subsequent retrieval of information. In this talk, Dr. Kelly Giovanello will discuss the cognitive processes and brain mechanisms that give rise to multiple memory systems in young adults, as well as specify how these processes change with healthy aging and neurodegenerative disease (particularly Alzheimer’s disease).
Kelly Giovanello is an assistant professor in UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Psychology and a research scientist with the Biomedical Research Imaging Center. Her research combines behavioral, patient-based, and functional neuroimaging approaches to investigate the cognitive neuroscience of human learning, memory, and aging. Dr. Giovanello obtained her PhD in neuroscience from Boston University School of Medicine where she received the Carol A. Biber Award of Boston University for excellence in dissertation research and the Henry I. Russek Student Achievement Award. She has completed several training fellowships including a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University and the Massachusetts General Hospital.