The science of ageing
The Cam-CAN project uses a unique and powerful approach which
integrates across multiple domains including epidemiology,
cognitive psychology, and neuroimaging. This strategy involves the
collaboration of multiple research teams to examine key research
questions about lifelong health and development. Growing older
involves dramatic changes to all aspects of our lives, but one of
the most important concerns is our mental, or “cognitive” health.
This research focuses on the cognitive abilities that enable us to
function in the world, including memory, attention, emotion,
language, and action. For more information on research strategy,
teams and themes, and current investigations click on the links
As greater numbers of us are living longer, it is increasingly important to understand how we can age healthily. Growing older involves dramatic changes to all aspects of our lives, but one of the most important concerns is our mental or cognitive health.
In order to address research questions, Cam-CAN integrates across different teams of experts in epidemiology, neuroimaging, and cognitive sciences. This means that our current investigations cut across different cognitive domains, neuroimaging techniques, and issues in both social and behavioural sciences.
Many of our current investigations are focussed on understanding how patterns of activity change and develop gradually over the lifespan. See the neuroimaging methods page for more information on measures of connectivity and neural networks that will reveal important information about age-related changes to neural networks.