Manning, Carol A.
Associate Professor, Neurology
- BA, Psychology, University of Michigan
- PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Texas
Dementia neurodegenerative disease & cognition
The major aim of Dr. Mannings 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, Alzheimers disease, and Parkinsons 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.