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*POSTPONED* DavidsonLearns and the Town of Davidson Present Dr. Kristi Multhaup and Issues of Cognitive Decline

by | Jan 17, 2024

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this Spotlight Event has been postponed to Wednesday, April 3, at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Room, Lower Level, Town Hall, 251 South Street.  

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you on April 3.


What if mastering chess, or being an experienced typist or accountant, or flying a plane could protect you from cognitive decline? Research now suggests that some – but not all – areas of expertise may insulate people against particular areas of age-related cognitive decline. Dr. Kristi Multhaup, Vail Professor of Psychology at Davidson College, specializes in cognitive aging and memory. In this lecture, she will discuss which types of expertise appear to mitigate which types of age-related cognitive decline.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, February 7
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public.
Location: Davidson Town Hall, 251 South Street, Davidson, N.C,  Lower Level Community Room, Rear Parking Lot Entrance*

* Please enter from parking lot in rear of building through the double red doors to left of glass entrance.

Presented by: Dr. Kristi Multhaup

Dr. Kristi Multhaup

Dr. Multhaup is the former Chair of the Psychology Department at Davidson College and is Past President of the Society of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science at the American Psychological Association (Division 3). She currently serves on the leadership team for Women in Cognitive Science (WiCS+) and on the Governing Board of the Psyconomic Society. Cognitive aging is her primary area of research, particularly how memory does and does not show differences across young and older adults.

Dr. Multhaup received her BA in psychology at Gustavus Adolphus College and her MA and Ph.D in psychology from Princeton University. She conducted her postdoctoral research in cognitive aging at Washington University in St. Louis and Duke University before joining the Davidson College faculty.

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