| Write First Mondays! (Multi-Day Event)
Joseph Hall - (Center for Teaching Excellence (Rm. 101))
In our effort to support faculty research and writing, the CTE welcomes faculty writers each Monday morning. Start the new year by prioritizing your own writing in silence and solidarilty with out colleagues. Coffee and tea available!
| FRC: Brain Training Programs and the “Marketplace for Memory” (Multi-Day Event)
New Hampshire Institute of Politics - (West Wing)
Elizabeth Rickenbach, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, will
join the Institute to present a talk titled “Brain Training Programs and the 'Marketplace for Memory'” as part of the Faculty Research Colloquium
Although a main concern of older adults is fear of memory loss, there is an absence of drug treatments to prevent or reverse cognitive decline. A growing area of research has examined the role of “brain training” to maintain functioning, and results are inconsistent as to their efficacy. Recently, brain training marketing efforts have been targeted by the Federal Trade Commission as misleading, and some suggest that commercially-available software has created a “marketplace of memory” among individuals on a fixed-income budget who fear decline. The current study examined the language used to describe brain training programs in relation to subjective and objective cognition.