Manning, Carol A.

Carol A. Manning

Carol A. Manning

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Neurology

Education

  • BA, Psychology, University of Michigan
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Texas

Contact Information


Telephone: 982-1012/924-1980
Email: cm4r@virginia.edu

Research Interests

dementia neurodegenerative disease & cognition

Research Description

The major aim of Dr. Manning’s research is to investigate the interface between cognitive and neurobiologic conceptualizations of memory. Of particular interest are individuals with memory deficits resulting from a variety of conditions including old age, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Extrapolating from work with rodents, glucose ingestion has been found to enhance performance on a variety of memory tasks in individuals with memory deficits. In addition, individual differences in glucose regulation are correlated with overall memory performance. Examination of the strategies affected by glucose provides insight into the accuracy of current mapping conceptualizations of both cognitive and neurobiologic understanding of memory processes.