YNiC Seminar: Internal project presentation

Thursday 16 October 2014, 4.00PM to 5.00pm

Speaker(s): Jonny Smallwood

Exploring the affective and semantic influences of self-generated thought in old and young people.

This  project will explore how the affective and semantic influences on  self-generated thought in old and young people. We will record resting  state functional magnetic resonance imaging data as well as structural  data in a cohort of old and young individuals. In a separate laboratory  session they will also complete a battery of tests measuring controlled  and semantic processing as well as scene construction. In the laboratory  we will also examine heart rate variability during rest and tasks.  Finally, we will measure the content of thought in these individuals as  they complete simple laboratory tasks. Using these data we will examine  how semantic and affective processes vary with neural and psychological  indicators of unconstrained thought, and how these are altered by age.

Location: PS/B020