The BBHI will collaborate with a pilot project whose objective is to better understand the brain bases of the concepts of cognitive reserve and brain maintenance in aging. This project will be presented at the Reserve & Resilience workshop, which is held virtually on September 14 and 15.
“The idea is to work with the neuroimaging and cognition data of various longitudinal cohorts already collected within the European LifeBrain project LifeBrain and then replicate the results obtained in the BBHI sample,” explains Lídia Vaqué-Alcázar, principal investigator of the study and a researcher at the BBSLab.
The research, entitled Decision tree testing cognition-MRI associations to define and differentiate cognitive reserve and brain maintenance, is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States Department of Health and is it will be carried out by the BBSLab and the Institut de Neurociències of the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with the Lifebrain project and the BBHI.
The scientific director of the BBHI, Álvaro Pascual-Leone, and the principal investigator, David Bartrés-Faz are co-investigators of this NIH project.