Jennifer J. Manly, a Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and the Taub Institute for Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s disease at Columbia University, is the featured speaker for this edition of the 2021 Spring Colloquium Series sponsored by the School of Psychology.
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About Jennifer J. Manly
Dr. Manly aims to improve the diagnostic accuracy of neuropsychological tests when used to detect cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease among African American and Hispanic elders. This work clarifies the independent influences of language, acculturation, educational experiences, racial socialization, and socioeconomic status on cognitive test performance, with the ultimate goal of understanding more about the relationship between culture and cognition. Recent work focuses on the specificity of cognitive tasks in detecting subtle cognitive decline among illiterate and low-literacy older adults. This work has important implications for determining the complex influence of reading and writing skills on brain function.
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:00am to Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 11:59am
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Emily C. Hobdy
Faculty Support Coordinator
School of Psychology