27 May 2011 - Science Careers
Focus on Aging: Understanding Brain Plasticity
By ELISABETH PAIN - Sara Burke has a vivid memory of how neuroscience first drew her attention. She was a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Oregon, Eugene, sitting in an introductory psychology class. Neurobiologist Richard Marrocco was describing how Alzheimer's disease, though typically thought of as a memory disorder, also affects attention.