NIA R01 awarded to study mechanisms of trust-related learning in aging

Dr. Lighthall, along with MPIs Dr. Natalie Ebner (University of Florida) and Dr. Bob Wilson (University of Arizona), were awarded a Multi-PI R01 from the National Institute on Aging entitled, “Characterizing and Modulating Neurocognitive Processes in Learning to Trust and Distrust in Aging.” The goals of this project are to characterize basic neurocognitive processes of trust-related learning in aging using behavioral methods, computational modeling, and functional neuroimaging, and determine if trust-related decision making can be optimized via neurofeedback training.

Behavioral data collection for this project will begin in the AD&D Lab in Spring 2022 and neuroimaging data collection at UF is scheduled to begin in 2023. Stay tuned!