The Future of memory – Queenstown, Monday 13th March 2017
In this lecture, Professor Addis will reflect on her past investigations of how changes in memory function in older age and depression impact upon imagining the future. She will also discuss her future research directions, including the exploration of interventions for enhancing future thinking, the hope being to support the imagining of vivid and bright futures.
Professor Donna Rose Addis is a cognitive neuroscientist based in the School of Psychology at The University of Auckland where she leads the Memory Lab. She is also the Associate Director of the Centre for Brain Research and a Principal Investigator in Brain Research New Zealand.
Professor Addis’ research uses neuropsychological and neuroimaging techniques to understand how we remember our pasts and imagine our futures, and how these abilities change with age, dementia and depression