Learning and Plasticity - LaP2018


Learning and Plasticity - LaP2018

Preliminary programme

Sunday, April 8

19:00-20:00 Registration and Welcome reception at Äkäshotelli

Monday, April 9

15:00-15:10 Opening words
Matti Laine
15:10-16:10 Keynote Lecture
Professor Kirk Erickson
Aging, Exercise and Brain Plasticity
16:10-16:40 Coffee

Symposium 1: Aging Brain and Cognition
Organizer: Heikki Hämäläinen

16:40-17:10 Alar Kaskikallio,  Mira Karrasch, Juha O. Rinne, Terhi Tuokkola, & Petra Grönholm-Nyman
Cognitive effects related to white matter changes in normal aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s disease
17:10-17:40 Petra Grönholm-Nyman, Carina Saarela, Ulla Ellfolk, Juho Joutsa, Riitta Parkkola, Matti Laine, Mira Karrasch, & Juha O. Rinne
Brain structural correlates of verbal fluency performance in healthy older adults
17:40-18:10 Carina Saarela, Mira Karrasch, Juho Joutsa, Tero Ilvesmäki, Riitta Parkkola, Juha O. Rinne, & Matti Laine
Brain structural correlates of emotional memory in normal aging
18:10-18:20 Short break


18:20-18:50 Hennariikka Koivisto, Satu Kaipainen, Teemu Natunen, Sami Gabbouj, Jenni Lämsä, Helena Svobodova, Mari Takalo, Mikko Hiltunen, & Heikki Tanila
Diet-induced diabetes leads to memory impairment in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease
18:50-19:20 Heikki Hämäläinen, Faramosh Rashid Izullah, Anna af Schulten, Valtteri Nieminen, & Mika Koivisto
The right-side perceptual bias in aging determined in a laboratory setting and during a virtual driving task

Tuesday, April 10

           Poster Session 1: Language Processes
14:00-15:30 Ida Luotonen, Kati Renvall, & Pirjo Korpilahti

New semantic memory tasks: Preliminary normative data and challenges in task development

Molly Ungrady, Allie Kelly, Murray Grossman, & Jamie Reilly
Early detection of lexical-semantic impairment in minority cognitive aging

Jussi Jylkkä, Minna Lehtonen & Matti Laine
Associations between executive functions and language switching in everyday life and in the laboratory

Rosa Salmela, Minna Lehtonen, Seppo Vainio & Raymond Bertram
Processing of inflectional stem changes of Finnish words in native speakers and L2 learners

Karolina Lukasik, Minna Lehtonen, Anna Soveri, Otto Waris, & Matti Laine
Bilingualism and working memory performance: evidence from a large-scale online study

15:00-15:30 Coffee
Symposium 2: Building Cognitive Reserve – Strategies to Promote Brain Plasticity and Healthy Aging
Organizer: Susanne M. Jaeggi
15:30-16:00 Miranka Wirth
Keeping a sharp mind: Resilience and resistance to Alzheimer’s disease pathology
16:00-16:30 Maria Teresa Bajo, Maria Jesus Maraver, Carlos J. Gómez-Ariza, Erika Borella, Claudia Cerutti, & Eugenio Franzese
Training executive control during healthy aging
16:30-16:40 Short break
16:40-17:10 Alexandra Hering & Matthias Kliegel

„Did I forget to take my medication?“: Prospective memory training in older adults

17:10-17:40 Susanne M. Jaeggi, Chelsea Parlett, Martin Buschkuehl, Shafee Mohammed, Jacky Au, Chelsea Zabel, Seung Min Moon, Snigdha Kamarsu, Michelle Evans, Priti Shah, Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, & John Jonides

Training working memory in older adults using tablet technology – the effects of spacing and consolidation

19:00-21:00 Social program at Äkäshotelli

Wednesday, April 11

           Poster Session 2: Working Memory and Its Training
13:00-14:30 Juha Salmi, Liisa Ritakallio, Daniel Fellman, Ulla Ellfolk, Juha Rinne, & Matti Laine

Disentangling the role of working memory in Parkinson’s disease

Anja Pahor, Trevor Stavropoulos, Christopher Casey, Susanne M. Jaeggi, & Aaron Seitz
Effects of gamification on working memory training outcomes

Matti Laine, Daniel Fellman, Otto Waris, & Thomas Nyman
How to obtain typical working memory training outcomes after just one training session: it’s in the strategies

Otto Waris & Daniel Fellman
Microgenetic analysis of strategy use in working memory updating task performance: a progress report using the n-back paradigm

14:00-14:30 Coffee
14:30-15:30 Panel Discussion: Aging, Plasticity, Training – What are the Prospects?
15:30 Closing the Meeting

Please note that the programme is subject to changes.