HOGSS Talk to Feature Professor of Neurology and Psychology Jon Hakun


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Jon Hakun

Jon Hakun, assistant professor of neurology and psychology at Pennsylvania State University, will speak about brain health at the U of A on Friday, March 18.

The Health, Human Performance, and Recreation Outdoor Speaker Series (HOGSS) conference will be held in person at noon in the Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Building, Room 311. The conference, titled “Ambulatory Assessments of Cognition, Behaviour, and Experience: Applications in Healthy Aging, Health Promotion, and Medicine” will also be held on Zoom (see Zoom webinar link below). below).

Hakun studies how daily psychological and behavioral processes influence healthy cognitive aging and resilience. He specializes in mobile data collection methods, including ecological momentary assessment and ambulatory cognitive assessment on smart phones. Hakun will discuss how detecting cognitive changes across multiple timescales is critical to understanding the effects of aging, context, behavior, disease, and treatment on brain health.

“Our team has developed an outpatient assessment toolkit that addresses these issues through intensive repeated administration on smart phones, conducted over the lifetime of participants. This approach opens the door to new research questions about the cognitive changes and variations that occur in the short and long term,” he said. “I will review recent progress in our work on ambulatory cognitive assessment through the lens of several studies in course, outlining various use cases for the methodology.”

The seminar is free and open to the public. It is hosted by the College of Education and Health Professions Exercise Science Program.

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