Video: Center Director’s remarks at GCRI event "Cognitive Plasticity in Adulthood”

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Center Director Ursula Staudinger spoke at the German Center of Research and Innovation (GCRI) in New York City on the topic of cognitive plasticity in adulthood. In her talk, she presented the concept of in vivo (real-life) plasticity and discussed her research focusing on the opportunities and challenges of increases in average life expectancy. In her view there are three main factors that impact cognitive plasticity, which can be understood as the modifiability of human development. Biological and genetic information are crucial. However, she emphasized that biological factors need context to unfold.

To watch other presentations at the event and a special panel featuring Dr. Staudinger, click here