Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging, and Resilience

Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging, and Resilience

Studying aging and cognitive development in adults

Members of the Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging, and Resilience initiative want to understand how physical, mentally stimulating, and social activities contribute to brain health.

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They research:

  • The mechanisms and processes of adult cognitive development
  • How one’s activities contribute to resilience through the adult lifespan
  • The development and evaluation of cost-effective and life-integrated interventions. These use psychology, neuroscience, kinesiology, education and more
  • The mechanisms underlying intervention effects, including those related to behavioral, neural, emotional, motivational, and social processes

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Two researchers, one behind a computer, talk to a research subject on a treadmill.Beckman labs are always looking for volunteers to participate in studies.
The Illinois Health and Engagement through the Lifespan Project, or I-HELP, is a group of people from the community who play an important role in science by working as research participants. Learn more about I-HELP. You can also email us, or call us at 217-300-3586.


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Group leaders

  • Monica Fabiani

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