Posted on 12/05/2016Memory and cognitive flexibility in ageing
The Florey is proud to join with the Victorian Seniors Festival to present a special lecture by Dr Jee Hyun Kim.
Memory and cognitive flexibility in ageing will explore how people with a history of a positive lifestyle, including healthy eating and exercising, are known to be resistant to the effects of ageing on memory. \
But what about those who decide to make a positive change in middle-age? Is it too late? Will it help the brain? Is it the same for men and women?
Dr Jee Hyun Kim is one of the Florey’s young stars of neuroscience having graduated from the University of New South Wales with the University Medal in Psychology.
In 2008 she completed her PhD at UNSW on memory retrieval, forgetting, inhibition and erasure using rodent models, and was awarded the Australian Psychological Society Award for Excellent PhD Thesis in Psychology. After a postdoctoral fellowship in Michigan University, Jee Hyun received the Discovery Early Career Researcher Award in 2012 and went on to become the Head of Developmental Psychobiology laboratory at the Florey.
Her team works on memory aspects of anxiety disorders, drug addiction, and dementia, demonstrating that emotional memories are regulated differently depending on one’s age.
Dr Kim’s talk will be followed by a question and answer session.
Please note, seating cannot be booked – arrive early to guarantee your seat.