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Published June 20, 2022 10:42 AM

A central aim of the Lifebrain consortium is to optimize the use of European brain imaging cohorts, by enabling their combined use in research, and to reveal consistency as well as heterogeneity of factors related to brain and cognition.

The Lifebrain findings provide support for some established associations, but also challenge some tenets of lifespan cognitive neuroscience. 

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Published Mar. 17, 2022 4:22 PM

Professor Eivind Ystrøm at the Department of Psychology has been awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant from the European Research Council to investigate why one fifth of Norwegian children do not complete secondary education, and need one fifth need treatment for a mental disorder before they reach adulthood.

Published Mar. 8, 2022 8:53 PM

Researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) have found that some people feeling lonely over time may have declining verbal memory. The study is part of the Lifebrain consortium led by the University of Oslo.

Published Feb. 24, 2022 10:05 AM

The prospect of experiencing symptoms of cognitive or mental decline was a key motivation to undertake lifestyle changes, even more so than having been diagnosed with a brain disorder – an important finding from the second public report of the Global Brain Health Survey.

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Published Jan. 13, 2022 7:20 AM

Are you a PhD student, postdoc or Master’s student in life sciences and interested in career opportunities beyond academia? Sign up for Young Talents on 15 February!

Published Nov. 11, 2021 11:11 PM

In brain scans of almost 1500 people throughout Europe, researchers of the Lifebrain consortium found that people with “older-looking” brains had both lower birth weight and genes for smaller brains, compared with those with normal ageing brains.

Both these factors are present early in life, indicating that your “brain age” is mostly related to early life influences and not so much on events that happen later in life. 

Published Aug. 31, 2021 10:46 AM

People want clear, evidence-based information about exactly which lifestyle changes can improve their brain health, according to a new report from the Lifebrain consortium at the University of Oslo.

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Published Mar. 18, 2021 9:00 AM

How do readers develop “critical feeling”?  Professor Rolf Reber joins the Literature, Cognition and Emotions Podcast to talk about how we understand literary works from a cognitive perspective.