Dr. Lighthall was awarded a grant from the Learning Institute for Elders under their 2018-2019 Gerontology Applied Research Program grant competition. Funding from this grant will be used to investigate the efficacy of different disclosure forms on financial decision making in older adults.
Dr. Lighthall was selected by the National Academy of Sciences to present the 8th annual Seymour Benzer Lecture. Her talk entitled, “The Adaptable Aging Brain” highlighted discoveries from Dr. Lighthall’s research that speak to the possibilities and limitations of the aging brain. You can view a video of her presentation here.
Dr. Lighthall served as an invited speaker at the UCF Distinguished Speaker Series at the Tusawilla Country Club in Winter Springs, FL. Her community talk entitled, “A Peek Inside the Adaptable Aging Brain” highlighted new discoveries from Dr. Lighthall’s research on the neuroscience of aging.
This summer, Dr. Lighthall was invited by the National Academy of Sciences to the 2017 Indonesian-American Kavli Frontiers of Science conference in Ambon, Indonesia and served as chair of the symposium on neuroplasticity.
Dr. Lighthall’s talk entitled, “Understanding and Leveraging the Power of the Adaptive Brain,” provided an overview of the topic of neuroplasticity and introduced the symposium speakers from the US and Indonesia.
You can watch her presentation here.