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Neil Charness

A year to remember: Florida State achieves new heights in 2017

Florida State University enjoyed unprecedented success in 2017, continuing to build on the positive momentum of recent accomplishments. The university climbed five places for the second consecutive year in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, brought in a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health and won national awards for its campus diversity […]

FSU institute contributes to Global Council on Brain Health recommendations

Florida State University’s Institute for Successful Longevity was among a number of scientific sources the Global Council on Brain Health relied upon in drafting its new recommendations on enhancing brain health. In its release of the recommendations, the council, established by AARP and the British organization Age UK, also weighed in on the question of […]

Expert Pitch: Healthy aging and longevity

Developed nations across the globe are experiencing a common demographic trend: disproportionately graying populations. As the percentage of elderly individuals throughout the developed world continues to increase, issues of healthy aging and longevity are quickly moving to the fore. Florida State University experts are among the global leaders in the study of gerontology, aging and […]

FSU named an age-friendly university for its outreach to Florida’s older adults

Florida State University has been named a member of the Age-Friendly University Initiative, an international effort to highlight the role higher education plays in meeting the challenges and opportunities of an aging population. FSU is the first Southern university to obtain Age-Friendly University status from the initiative, which is led by Dublin City University with […]

Think brain games make you smarter? Think again, FSU researchers say

Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain’s performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry. Science does not support many of the claims. That’s according to a new study published in the science journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience from a team of Florida State University researchers. Neil Charness, […]