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Yaakov Stern

Columbia University
Dr. Stern’s research focuses on cognition in normal aging and in diseases of aging, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. One strong focus of his current research program is investigating the neural basis of cognitive reserve. He is also conducting a large scale imaging study to identify unique neural networks underlying the major cognitive abilities affected by aging. His research approach includes classic neuropsychological and cognitive experimental techniques, with a strong focus on functional imaging. He has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers, numerous chapters, and edited a book on cognitive reserve.
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