Cognition on the Go: The Opportunities and Challenges for Mobile Cognitive Health Research

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    • Wednesday December 5, 2018
      3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: JS Coon Building, Room 250, 654 Cherry St NW, Atlanta GA
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Summary Sentence: School of Psychology Optimal Aging Colloquium featuring Dr. Martin J. Sliwinski

Full Summary: Dr. Martin J. Sliwinsky's presentation will detail efforts to develop, validate, and utilize mobile cognitive assessment procedures for improving the measurement of subtle cognitive variability and change.

  • Dr. Martin J. Sliwinski Dr. Martin J. Sliwinski

The use of mobile technology affords novel opportunities to mitigate temporal, geographic, and personnel constraints imposed by in-person cognitive testing procedures, and to improve temporal precision by increasing the frequency of repeated assessments. There are, however, technical and logistic barriers that impede widespread utilization of mobile cognitive assessments. Dr. Martin J. Sliwinski will describe his efforts to overcome these barriers and recent research on validation and application of mobile cognitive tests embedded in ecological momentary assessment (EMA) measurement bursts.

Dr. Sliwinski is the Director for the Center for Healthy Aging and Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State. His research interests cover a broad range of topics in the domain of aging and health, including cognition, dementia risk, stress, and emotion regulation. Much of Dr. Sliwinski's research is aimed at identifying risk and protective factors for dementia and mild cognitive impairment, and improving methods for the early detection of cognitive impairment. He is particularly interested in how aspects of everyday experiences influence a person’s ability to memorize, reason and concentrate, and how these micro-level processes (e.g., everyday stress, affect, rumination) relate to long-term changes in mental, physical and cognitive health.

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College of Sciences, School of Psychology

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College of Sciences, School of Psychology, mobile cognition testing, Martin J. Sliwinski
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