The Resilient Brain: Cognition and Ageing - 2011

The 2011 British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture

“The Resilient Brain: Cognition and Ageing”, this year’s British Academy/British Psychological Society Lecture, was given by Professor Lorraine Tyler FBA at the Royal Society, London, on Thursday 22 September 2011 at the Royal Society.

Professor Tyler discussed some research that takes a positive view of changes across the lifespan, and in doing so is starting to overturn existing stereotypes of ageing.

Lorraine Tyler is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge. She heads a university-wide consortium, funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, to study the relationship between brain function and cognition across the adult lifespan. She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995.

This lecture series began in 2001 when the Academy held a lecture to mark the centenary of the British Psychological Society. You can find details of recent BPS/BA lectures on the Society’s website.

View the 2011 BPS/BA lecture online here.

The PowerPoint slides from the lecture and an audio recording can be found on the British Academy website. 

A review of the lecture by Catherine Loveday on behalf of The Psychologist can be found here.