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Dallas Lifespan Brain Study

Designed to examine healthy neurocognitive aging, the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study, directed by my colleague Denise Park, is an NIA-funded longitudinal sample of over 350 individuals age 20 – 89 that assesses personality traits and self-concept clarity alongside a host of psychosocial, behavioral, cognitive, genetic, and neuroimaging variables. With the second wave of data from the Dallas Lifespan Brain Study now available, I am currently testing whether my work from the Health and Aging Study of Central Illinois replicates in other samples as well as and the incremental impact of traits and clarity on optimal aging above and beyond demographic and lifestyle factors.