Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging, and Resilience (CLEAR)

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CLEAR promotes scientific research on the nature of aging and successful cognitive development during adulthood, with a focal interest in how engagement contributes to cognitive health and well-being with aging.

Group Leader: Elizabeth A L Stine-Morrow
Support: Christine Walls

The Cognition, Lifespan Engagement, Aging, and Resilience (CLEAR) initiative promotes scientific research on the nature of aging and successful cognitive development during adulthood, with a focal interest in how engagement—a sustained investment in physical, mentally stimulating, and/or social activities—contributes to cognitive health and well-being with aging.

We take an interdisciplinary approach to stimulate and support:

  • basic research on the mechanisms and processes underlying adult cognitive development,
  • use-inspired basic research on how activity engagement contributes to resilience through the adult lifespan, as well as how adults choose and maintain (i.e., self-regulate) activity patterns over time,
  • the development and empirical evaluation of theoretically based, cost-effective, and life-integrated interventions that translate findings from basic research in psychology, cognitive and affective neuroscience, kinesiology, education, and the health sciences into programs and practices that enhance cognitive effectiveness, productivity, and well-being through the adult life span, and
  • back-translational research to clarify the mechanisms underlying intervention effects, including those related to behavioral, neural, emotional, motivational, and social processes.

You may join our mailing list by emailing clear-request@lists.illinois.edu.

We are always looking for volunteers to participate in our studies!

I-HELP (the Illinois Health and Engagement through the Lifespan Project) is a group of people from the community who play an important role in science by working as research participants. To learn more about this, please fill out this form. You can also drop us a line at clear-i-help@illinois.edu, or call us at 217-300-3586.


Events

CLEAR Events

Prior Events

CLEAR Launch Celebration

Cover slide from CLEAR launch presentation.
CLEAR Launch Presentation (.pdf, 5.25 MB)

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