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The skinny on memory loss

Posted: May 5, 2011

Dr. Andreana Haley's research on obesity and dementia is the focus of a UT feature story. Dr. Haley is an assistant professor of clinical psychology. Dr. Haley's study found that impaired insulin sensitivity, often caused by obesity, may have a direct connection to midlife brain vulnerability to cognitive decline. In the article Russell Poldrack, professor of psychology and neurobiology and director of the university’s Imaging Research Center, blames the the brain’s autopilot mechanism for the inability to change the unheatlhy habits which contribute to the problem of obesity. Read more... | Clinical Neuroscience Lab | Poldrack Lab | Imaging Research Center

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